‘Geminids’ will be best seen in this year from Sri Lanka tonight

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The Colombo University’s Physics Department Professor and Astronomy and Space Science Unit Director Professor Chandana Jayaratne says an annually occurring meteor shower called ‘Geminids’ will be best seen in this year from Sri Lanka tonight. He said that it will be this year’s greatest meteor shower show. He said if the sky is clear and dark with no city light or pollution you may be able see about 120 meteors per hour. He went on to say that to observe these meteors, look east after 9 pm today, and towards the west before sunrise on tomorrow. Professor Jayaratne added that no binoculars or telescopes are needed to see the multi-coloured meteor shower.

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