meteor shower in dubai
meteor shower in dubai

The year’s most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

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Eyes to the skies, the Geminids meteor is set to streak across Dubai’s skies this Friday…

Space fans are in for a treat this weekend, as the last meteor shower of the year will be visible across Dubai skies – and it’s considered one of the most spectacular showers of the year.

The annual Geminids meteor shower scatters the sky each December, and with very little moonlight interference expected, residents should get good visibility in clear skies.

For those hoping to catch a glimpse of the show, it’s set to be most visible in Dubai’s skies on the night of Friday December 14.

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While the meteor shower will be visible to the naked eye, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak, you will need to head away from Dubai’s bright lights in order to see it.

Here’s one great option: the Dubai Astronomy Group will be holding a special public event on Friday evening at Al Qudra lakes from 10pm until 4am. Guests will be able to observe the meteor shower through telescope observation and the naked eye, as well as taking part in a star decoding session. You can book tickets for the session here.

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