Unusual spectacle awaits the residents of Russia at the beginning of December. They will see about 10 "star showers". The heavy meteor showers will take place shortly before the Christmas holidays.
In early December, Russian citizens will be able to see 10's "star showers". The most spectacular of them meteor showers, the Geminids and Ursids, the remainder will be quite dim, said a member of the Association of planetariums of Russia, Director of the Ufa planetarium Anatoly Denisov.
"1 of the most impressive - stream Ursids - is valid from 17 to 26 December. In the sky can be seen up to 10 meteors per hour, sometimes up to 50", - quotes TASS of a researcher. The most energetic will have Starfall on December 23. Falling Ursids will appear right next to the North star, located in the constellation URSA Minor.
However the full moon, which will fall on 25 December, hurt research. Version Denisova, international meteor organization expects from the flow of anomalous brightness, but "surprises can be." 2nd on the brightness of the Starfall, the people of Russia will be able to observe in between 6 and 19 December. Its peak at 21:00 GMT on 13 December. Then it is supposed to drop about 120 cars per minute. As noted scientist, visually "informant" meteor shower will be located in the constellation of Gemini.
Denisov admitted that he met the streams of stars garnet and yellow colors. Some types of Starfall started already in early November, for example, Femicide, Monocerotids and Northern Taurids. In early December, "shed" Puppey, Sigma-Hydrides, December Minority Leo, Coma Berenice. By the end of the year begins the activity of the meteor shower the Quadrantids.