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The world is gearing up for Geminids Meteor Shower 2017. In December every year, the Geminids Meteor Showers present a treat for stargazers. But this year, it is expected to be at its best on account of the moons position in a waning crescent and the proximity of the meteors parent object 3200 Phaethon. The showers are expected to begin around 10 pm and go on till the pre-dawn hours. However, the most gorgeous show of the night sky is expected between 1 am and 2 am when the Gemini constellation will be overhead. Also Read - Mumbai Rains Updates: IMD Predicts More Rains, CM Takes Stock of Situation
There are some amazing places in India that are best for viewing the Geminids. The coolest place to watch the Geminids Meteor Showers 2017 near Mumbai is a quaint village called Vangani near Mumbai. Tucked away amidst hills away from the city, Vangani is a great star-gazing destination near Mumbai. Several night-sky viewing camps are organized here for stargazing enthusiasts. Khagol Mandal, an association of amateur astronomers, conducts public sky observation sessions here. The hilly area away from pollution and city lights make Vangani the ideal destination for tonights Geminids meteor shower. Also Read - Mumbai Rains Updates: Heavy Rainfall Predicted in City Today; IMD Issues Red Alert For MMR, Thane, Pune, Palghar
Vangani is located around 64 km from Mumbai on the Badlapur-Katai road. It takes close to two hours to reach Vangani by road. Here is the detailed road route to reach Vangani from Mumbai:
So, if you are looking for the best place to enjoy tonights spectacle, embark upon a road trip to Vangani for a night to remember.