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Geminids the biggest meteor shower of the year

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Geminids the biggest meteor shower of the year, is this weekend 14th December 2015.

Because of the brilliantly clear skies and the full moon, you will be able to get a fantastic view from Mt.Teide, #Tenerife. But if you don't feel like driving up there...

The Tenerife Cabildo has advised that everyone can view on line this year, the transmissions will be from 17.55 hrs to 18.10 hrs  and 22.00 hrs to 22.45 hrs on Mondays 14th December, the peak of the Geminids Shower. The link .

The Geminids is a meteor shower formed from the debris of the Comet 3200 Phaeton burning up in our atmosphere. Originally astronomers believed that this comet was a large asteroid, this was due to it's lack of ice. The researchers eventually decided that the lack of ice was due to the fact that the comets path took it close to the sun, it  was then classed as an extinct comet or a 'Rocket Comet'

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Geminids the biggest meteor shower of the year


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