UAE residents, brace yourselves for an incredible celestial show next week! The Geminids meteor shower is set to dazzle the night sky on Thursday, 14 December, shining even brighter as the Moon won't be visible. This astronomical event promises a spectacular display with over 100 shooting stars per hour, making the Geminids one of the most breathtaking occurrences of the year. Don't miss the chance to witness this mesmerising cosmic spectacle!
Running from 19 November to 24 December, the Geminids are recognised as one of the most remarkable astronomical events of the year. According to the Dubai Astronomy Group, "The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors 125,528 kph at its peak."
If you're thrilled about celestial events, you can join the Dubai Astronomy Group for a Geminids Meteor Shower viewing session. Happening at Al Qudra Desert on 14 December, from 10pm to 2am, the event offers a chance to delve into the night sky, witness the Geminids Meteor Shower, and observe various planets and objects through their telescopes. Register for this exciting experience starting at Dhs 160 for ticket pricing. Don't miss out on this celestial adventure!
For Sharjah residents, the Mleiha Archaeological Centre is hosting a meteor shower event on December 14 from 6pm to 1am, coinciding with the peak of the meteor shower. Located at the Mleiha campsite, participants will enjoy the spectacle against the backdrop of the Al Faya mountain range and fossil rock. Ticket prices begin at Dhs 275 for adults.