Geminid meteor shower over Kansas City area captured on video

This week, residents in the Kansas City area have been treated to one of the most stunning celestial displays. A lucky resident from Lee’s Summit managed to capture the brilliance of this cosmic show.

The Geminid meteor shower is currently illuminating the night sky, reaching its peak on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Brody Harrison, a viewer of FOX4, managed to capture a Geminid meteor in Lee’s Summit during the early hours of Wednesday. Take a look at the video above to witness its mesmerizing flight across the sky.

The Geminids have earned their reputation for producing vibrant and vivid meteors, making them one of the most reliable and active meteor showers each year, as stated by NASA .

The Perseids meteor shower has a fascinating history that goes back to the mid-1800s. In the beginning, it was rather unimpressive, with only 10 to 20 meteors per hour.

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During its peak, the Geminids meteor shower showcases a dazzling spectacle of up to 120 meteors per hour under ideal conditions. As time has passed, this meteor shower has undergone changes, captivating observers with its evolving beauty.

Meteors of this kind are known for their brightness, swift movement, and often showcasing a unique yellow hue.

According to NASA, the Geminids meteor shower is best observed during the night and predawn hours. This celestial event offers a nearly 24-hour broad maximum, allowing people from all over the world to witness its beauty.

Meteors usually start appearing in the sky at around 9 or 10 p.m., providing a fantastic opportunity for stargazers. To fully experience the beauty of the Geminids, it is advisable to find a location far away from the bright lights of the city or street lamps.

To optimize your stargazing experience, NASA suggests adopting a horizontal position on your back, while orienting yourself towards the south. By doing so, you can fully immerse yourself in the vast expanse of the night sky above.

After spending around 30 minutes in darkness, your eyes will gradually adapt, enabling you to witness the captivating spectacle of meteors gliding across the night sky.

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