Offenbach – If you want to see a meteor in the sky over Germany in the coming days, you should aim for altitude: by midweek, the weather will be overturned with foggy and cloudy lowlands and clear skies at high altitudes, said meteorologist Marco Manita of the German Weather Service. Sunday. So in the low mountain ranges and in the mountains of southern Germany there must be the best odds of seeing one of the Geminids’ glowing meteors.
Especially on a Tuesday night, stargazers can get their money’s worth. According to the president of the Sternfreunde Society, Sven Melchert, the Geminids, named after the constellation Gemini, are the richest river of the year with 150 meteors per hour. The peak is expected on the night of December 14th. However, the moon does not set until after midnight, so that most dying meteors are visible in the morning, if the weather cooperates.
According to Sternfreunde, if you want to at least try, look east in the evening. The constellation Gemini – from which Gemini appears to have originated – will then arise throughout the night over the south and in the morning in the northwest. According to the association, the twins actually rise in the evening hours in the eastern sky, so the appearance of stars can be expected throughout the night, even in the days after December 14.