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The Gemini meteor shower came on the 14th, with 120 meteors per hour

Original title: annular solar eclipse, Gemini meteor shower... The curtain of the sky in 2019 is coming

The Zijinshan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced on the 2nd that "Venus and Saturn", "Gemini meteor shower" and "annular eclipse" and other fascinating astronomical phenomena will appear in turn in December, closing the curtain for the annual "drama" in 2019.

On December 11, 'Venus and Saturn' will be the first to land in the sky. According to astronomy experts, Venus and Saturn, two major planets in the solar system, will appear in the southeast sky at the same time. If the weather is fine, citizens can see the interesting astronomical scene of Venus and Saturn 'star attraction' without the help of tools.

Looking from a distance, Venus is bright and shining, while Saturn, the Lord of the rings, has a beautiful ring. The two stars are closely related to each other.

The Gemini meteor shower is expected in mid December. Although it will be disturbed by moonlight during its maximum period this year, it is still one of the most popular meteor showers of the year.

Astronomers believe that the performance of the meteor shower will be slightly worse in 2019. During this period, the Gemini meteor phase is very heavily affected by the meteor phase. Therefore, this month's Gemini meteor shower is expected.

Experts said that the Gemini meteor shower group meteor body speed is very slow, bright meteor, often have fireball appear, very suitable for visual and photography. This year's maximum is expected to appear between 10:00 on the 14th and 7:00 on the 15th of Beijing time. The zHR (maximum zenith flow per hour) can reach 120 to 150, which is worth looking forward to.

Near the end of the year, the last day of 2019 will be on the stage. When an annular eclipse occurs, the central part of the sun is dark, and the edge is still bright, forming a beautiful halo. According to astronomers, there are three solar eclipses worldwide this year, one partial eclipse, one total eclipse and one annular eclipse. The last annular eclipse will occur on December 26, Beijing time.

According to astronomical calculation, the annular eclipse zone of the next day starts from the Middle East and passes through the southern end of India and Sri Lanka. Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries that entered Southeast Asia ended in the Western Pacific.

Therefore, for astronomy enthusiasts, the better place to observe the annular eclipse is Southeast Asia with convenient transportation. In addition, partial solar eclipse can be observed all over China during the annular eclipse, and the more southward the eclipse, the greater the eclipse.