Over the next few months, the UK is set to see a number of spectacular displays in the sky.
From shooting stars to meteors, the skies above Essex will be illuminated with several great displays.
Before the end of the year, the meteor showers of Troids, Leonidas, Geminids and Ursid are all ready to illuminate the sky.
Clear Sky is perfect for some lockdown stargazing.
Whether you’re watching them from your garden, porch or one of the many open spaces in Essex, the displays are set to be stunning.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming meteor shower
Where is the best place in Stargaz?
Generally, the best place to visit them is in one of the UK’s national parks, but this is not possible with a lockdown.
We’ve all been told we can stay home whenever we can, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stargage.
Dark areas are the best place to visit because of the low level of light pollution.
If you live in a rural area you have the best chance of seeing waterfalls but may still be able to find them in cities.
The best place to go is in a garden or on the porch.
The higher and farther you can get the better from the building.
Tattoo showers are much easier to see on clear nights, so the weather plays a big role in how visible they will be.
When is the meteor shower?
Several meteor showers are seen filling the sky in November and December.
Turids is one of the longest lasting meteor showers we have ever seen.
It started in October, but there is still plenty of time to see a beautiful view of it.
This waterfall is not as frequent as the others, spotting about 10 meteors per hour but it provides some of the most beautiful things to see.
Meteors are moving at a slower speed, which means we are much more likely to spot them.
These appear during collisions with Earth debris from comet NK.
This meteorite is very widespread and you may have already seen a few of them.
The bulls are divided into two groups, the southern Taurids, which occur from September 25 to 25, and the northern Taurids, from October 12th to December 2nd.
Your best chance of identifying these is on November 10th and 11th when they come to the top.
Described as one of the ‘most profitable’ showers of the year, Leonides is sure to deliver an amazing display.
The meteors of this waterfall are fast and bright, moving at an incredible 70 kilometers per second.
This waterfall occurs when the Earth’s comet collides with debris from Temple-Total.
It is named after a star derived from Leo Leo.
Meteorites, which have trains of fire, should be visible on the horizon from Earth.
Leonids are usually seen between November 15 – 20 and this year they will peak between midnight and dawn on November 17 – 18.
The Geminids will be one of the latest major fountains of 2020.
These take place during the collision with the Earth’s debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
It usually produces very bright, moderately fast meteors that you can see.
Gemini is a different kind of meteor shower because it originated from the wreckage of an asteroid.
That’s why they produce a beautiful fountain full of colors.
You often see full displays of white, yellow, green, red, and blue that occur due to metallic causes such as sodium or calcium in the shower.
On top of that, geminids can make up to 100 meteors per hour and it’s incredible to watch.
It is usually visible between 14 and 17 December and this year it is at its peak on 14-15-15 December.
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Ursids are unlikely to produce large numbers of meteors, but it is surprising to see them (about five per hour).
This creates a beautiful stream of light from the wreckage left behind comet 8p / total and appears to extend from the constellation Ursa Minor.
This exhibition can add a real idea of magic just in time for Christmas, and for the festive period.
It is usually visible between 17 and 25 December and this year it is at its peak between 21 and 22 December.
There will be a crescent moon for 2020 which means Ursids are more likely to be spotted.
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