Take your winter coat and gloves, have some coffee, step outside and view up.
What is usually the strongest meteor shower of the year will peak in the night sky between December 13 and 14, but if you want a better chance of seeing the show you probably should not wait for the peak viewing time.
The Geminids could be the best show of the year because of the darkness. "Since the meteors are relatively slow moving, the bright streaks of light will be easily visible and one does not need a binocular or telescope to enjoy the show while lying on an open ground away from city lights", he said. The shower will remain overnight December 13-14 with rates approximately one per minute under suitable circumstances, according to Cooke.
Freezing night in store as temperatures plummet as low as -8°
A YELLOW weather warning is still in place for the York area on Sunday - with very cold temperatures and the chance of snow. Lowest temperatures for Ulster tonight are expected to be between -2 to -6 degrees in light to moderate easterly winds.
But the Geminids which peak Wednesday, Dec. 13 could be wonderful this year.
"Phaethon's nature is questioned", said Cooke. The three-mile-wide rock is either an asteroid or an extinct comet, NASA says. This year the astronomers will have the opportunity to analyse Phaethon closely in mid-December as it will make its nearest pass by Earth since it was found. Moreover, this odd object is the parent of the annual Geminid meteor shower, which is also coming this week.
$450m 'Leonardo painting' heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi
He had bought the painting in 2013 for $127.5 million although he later accused a Swiss art dealer of overcharging him. It's one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master known to exist and the only one in private hands.
In most of the parts of the world, one can see the Geminids with naked eyes under dark and clear skies. In the southern hemisphere, you will have a subdued but still handsome show because Gemini doesn't rise very high above the local horizon. Skywatching is simple. Just get aside from lights and stare up in any direction! And this year, they're predicted to yield about 120 meteors per hour. When you see a good Geminid, you know it. What really makes this meteor shower so attractive to witness is its comet-like orbit along with the presence of shooting stars.
Jadhav's mother, wife to meet him on December 25
India had vociferously opposed his death sentence and denied all allegations against Jadhav, who is a retired Indian Navy officer. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
Many countries continue to call for a two-state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters had gathered to express solidarity.
Star Wars is taking over a site near downtown Los Angeles in anticipation of the premiere of the franchise's latest film. The exhibit , on Queen West, is open daily from 11AM to 7PM until December 17th and is presented by Walt Disney Canada.
With golds or other metallics, Ultra Violet becomes luxurious and dazzling; with greens or greys it evokes natural elegance. While the regal shade may be an optimistic nod to what lies ahead, pop culture is no stranger to the color.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more. DeAndre Hopkins had 149 yards receiving and two touchdowns, but lost a fumble in the fourth quarter with the Texans down by 7.
He zigged and zagged for 62 yards, dodging defenders all the way, until finally he got dropped from behind by a Vikings defender. An alternative way for the Vikings to win the NFC North - a loss or tie for both Green Bay and Detroit - didn't pan out.
Shortly after, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that according to his sources, the Eagles are concerned that Wentz tore his left ACL. The Eagles answered right back as Carson Wentz quickly found tight end Brent Celek to tie the game at 7-7.
Douglas Blayney said patients may experience bone pain and have weakened bones and fractures if the cancer has already spread. Losing a stone and a half cuts a woman's risk of breast cancer by more than a third, according to data.
New Zealand have again thrashed the West Indies , coasting to a 240-run win in the second Test in Hamilton inside four days. Southee , Boult, de Grandhomme and Wagner all finished the day with two wickets, Southee the pick of the quartet.
Hundley capped a six minute and ten second opening drive with a three-yard touchdown toss to a wide-open Jamaal Williams. Adams started the play on the outside of the formation, but ran toward the quarterback after the snap.
Singer was sacked from the project Monday by 20th Century Fox after failing to return to the project after Thanksgiving break. According to The Hollywood Reporter , production on Bohemian Rhapsody will resume as early as next week.
Broncos snap long losing streak by whipping Jets, 23-0
It was the 56th career receiving touchdown for Thomas, moving him past Shannon Sharpe for No. 2 on the Broncos' all-time list. This was the way the Denver Broncos thought they'd play against that other NY team all those months ago.
Secondus is new PDP Chairman
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the APC said, "I also congratulate other newly-elected PDP National Officials". The statement reads: "Our great party, the People's Democratic Party is, again, at the threshold of an historical moment".
Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes
It took Olivier Giroud to save Arsenal's blushes in the 84th minute as he came off the bench to head home an equaliser. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has hailed Olivier Giroud as one of the best strikers in the Premier League .