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Can Geminids be seen in France?


Paris, capital of France.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Geminids(GEM) meteor shower will be active from Wednesday, December 4 2019 until Tuesday, December 17 2019. Its peak day is Saturday, December 14 2019, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2019.

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Position of Geminids

Geminids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=112°, delta=+33°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 120 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of Geminids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Saturday, December 14 2019, for the following cities in France.

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CityTime
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Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.
Paris55°101°72°145°69°226°51°264°32°285°14°305°326°----39°17°59°36°79°
Ain57°99°75°148°69°238°50°270°29°289°11°307°------41°18°61°37°79°
Aisne55°103°71°149°68°227°51°264°31°286°14°305°327°----40°18°60°37°80°
Allier56°98°74°142°71°233°51°267°31°287°12°306°------39°16°59°36°77°
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence58°97°77°146°70°243°49°272°28°290°308°------41°17°60°37°78°
Alpes-Maritimes59°98°77°149°69°245°48°273°27°291°308°------42°18°61°38°78°
Ardèche57°97°76°142°71°239°50°270°29°289°10°307°------40°16°60°36°77°
Ardennes56°104°72°152°68°229°50°265°31°286°13°306°------40°19°61°37°81°
Ariège55°92°76°129°74°238°52°271°31°288°11°305°--------14°57°34°74°
Aube56°102°73°148°69°230°50°266°31°287°13°306°------40°18°60°37°79°
Aude55°92°76°132°73°240°52°271°30°289°11°306°--------14°58°34°75°
Aveyron55°94°75°136°72°237°51°270°30°288°11°306°--------15°58°35°76°
Bas Rhin58°105°73°158°67°236°48°268°28°289°11°308°------42°20°63°39°82°
Bouches-du-Rhône57°95°77°141°71°243°50°272°28°290°307°--------16°60°36°77°
Calvados53°99°71°141°70°221°53°262°33°284°15°303°324°----37°16°58°34°78°
Cantal55°96°75°138°72°235°51°269°31°288°12°306°--------16°59°35°76°
Charente54°94°73°133°73°228°53°266°32°286°13°304°--------14°57°34°75°
Charente Maritime54°95°73°135°72°229°53°266°32°286°13°304°--------15°58°34°76°
Cher55°98°73°142°71°230°52°266°31°286°13°305°------39°16°59°35°77°
Corrèze55°95°74°136°72°233°52°268°31°287°12°305°--------15°58°35°76°
Corse60°96°80°151°69°252°47°276°25°293°310°------43°18°62°39°78°
Côte d'Or57°101°74°149°69°233°50°267°30°288°12°306°------40°18°60°37°79°
Côtes d'Armor51°96°70°133°72°215°55°260°35°282°17°301°322°----35°14°56°32°75°
Creuse55°96°74°138°71°231°52°267°31°287°13°305°------38°16°58°35°77°
Deux-Sèvres54°96°72°136°72°227°53°265°33°285°14°304°--------15°57°34°76°
Dordogne54°94°74°133°73°231°53°267°32°286°13°304°--------14°57°34°75°
Doubs58°102°74°152°68°237°49°269°29°289°11°308°------42°19°61°38°80°
Drôme57°97°76°144°70°240°50°271°29°289°10°307°------41°17°60°37°78°
Essonne55°100°72°144°70°226°52°264°32°285°14°305°------39°17°59°36°78°
Eure54°100°71°142°70°223°52°262°33°284°15°304°325°----38°17°59°35°78°
Eure-et-Loir54°99°71°142°70°225°52°263°32°285°14°304°325°----38°16°59°35°78°
Finistère50°94°69°130°73°212°56°259°36°281°17°300°321°------13°55°31°74°
Gard57°95°76°139°71°240°50°271°29°289°10°307°--------16°59°36°76°
Gers54°92°74°129°74°234°53°269°32°287°12°304°--------13°57°33°74°
Gironde54°94°74°132°73°231°53°267°32°286°13°304°--------14°57°33°75°
Haut Rhin58°104°74°156°68°237°48°269°28°289°11°308°------42°20°62°39°81°
Haute-Garonne55°92°75°130°74°237°53°270°31°288°11°305°--------14°57°34°74°
Haute-Loire56°97°75°141°71°237°51°270°30°288°11°306°------40°16°59°36°77°
Haute-Marne57°102°73°151°68°233°50°267°30°288°12°307°------41°19°61°37°80°
Haute-Saône57°102°74°152°68°235°49°268°29°288°11°307°------41°19°61°38°80°
Haute-Savoie58°100°75°151°69°239°49°270°28°289°10°308°------42°18°61°38°79°
Haute-Vienne54°96°73°136°72°230°52°267°32°286°13°304°--------15°58°34°76°
Hautes-Alpes58°98°77°147°70°242°49°272°28°290°308°------41°17°61°37°78°
Hautes-Pyrénées54°91°75°126°74°235°53°269°32°287°12°304°--------13°57°33°74°
Hauts-de-Seine55°101°72°145°69°226°52°264°32°285°14°305°326°----39°17°59°36°79°
Hérault56°94°76°136°72°240°51°271°30°289°10°306°--------15°59°35°76°
Ille et Vilaine52°96°70°135°72°219°54°261°34°283°16°302°323°----36°15°57°33°76°
Indre54°97°73°139°71°229°52°266°32°286°13°304°------38°16°58°35°77°
Indre-et-Loire54°97°72°138°71°226°53°264°32°285°14°304°------37°15°58°34°76°
Isère57°98°76°146°70°239°49°271°29°289°10°307°------41°17°60°37°78°
Jura57°101°75°150°69°236°49°269°29°289°11°307°------41°18°61°37°79°
Landes54°93°74°130°73°234°53°269°32°287°12°304°--------14°57°33°74°
Loir-et-Cher54°98°72°140°71°226°52°264°32°285°14°304°------38°16°58°35°77°
Loire56°98°75°144°70°236°50°269°30°288°11°306°------40°17°60°36°78°
Loire Atlantique52°95°71°133°72°220°54°262°34°284°15°302°323°------14°56°33°75°
Loiret55°99°72°143°70°228°52°265°32°286°13°305°------39°17°59°35°78°
Lot55°94°74°134°73°234°52°269°31°287°12°305°--------15°58°34°75°
Lot-et-Garonne54°93°74°131°73°232°53°268°32°287°12°304°--------14°57°33°74°
Lozère56°95°75°139°71°238°51°270°30°288°11°306°--------16°59°35°76°
Maine et Loire54°97°72°138°71°225°53°264°33°285°14°304°------37°15°58°34°77°
Manche52°98°70°137°71°218°54°260°34°283°16°302°323°----36°15°57°33°76°
Marne56°103°72°150°68°229°50°265°31°286°13°306°------40°18°61°37°80°
Mayenne54°98°71°140°71°223°53°263°33°284°15°304°324°----37°16°58°34°77°
Meurthe-et-Moselle57°105°73°155°67°233°49°267°29°288°12°307°------42°20°62°38°81°
Meuse57°104°72°153°68°231°49°266°30°287°12°307°------41°19°61°38°81°
Morbihan51°95°70°131°73°217°55°261°35°283°16°301°322°------14°56°32°75°
Moselle57°105°73°156°67°234°49°267°29°288°12°308°------42°20°62°39°82°
Nièvre56°99°73°145°70°232°51°267°31°287°12°306°------40°17°60°36°78°
Nord55°104°70°149°68°224°51°262°32°285°14°305°326°----39°19°60°36°80°
Oise55°101°71°146°69°225°51°263°32°285°14°305°326°----39°18°60°36°79°
Orne53°98°71°139°71°222°53°262°33°284°15°303°324°----37°16°58°34°77°
Pas-de-Calais54°103°70°148°68°223°51°262°32°284°15°304°326°----39°18°60°36°80°
Puy-de-Dôme56°97°74°141°71°234°51°268°30°288°12°306°------39°16°59°36°77°
Pyrénées-Atlantiques54°92°75°128°74°236°53°270°31°288°12°305°--------13°57°33°74°
Pyrénées-Orientales55°92°76°131°73°241°52°272°30°289°10°306°--------14°58°34°74°
Rhône57°98°75°145°70°237°50°269°29°288°11°307°------40°17°60°37°78°
Saône et Loire57°99°74°146°70°235°50°268°30°288°11°306°------40°17°60°37°78°
Sarthe53°98°71°138°71°223°53°263°33°284°15°303°324°----37°16°58°34°77°
Savoie58°99°76°149°69°240°49°271°28°290°10°308°------42°18°61°38°79°
Seine-et-Marne55°101°72°146°69°228°51°265°31°286°13°305°------39°17°60°36°79°
Seine-Maritime54°100°70°143°69°222°52°261°33°284°15°303°325°----38°17°59°35°78°
Seine-Saint-Denis55°101°72°145°69°226°51°264°32°285°14°305°326°----39°17°59°36°79°
Somme54°102°71°147°69°224°51°262°32°285°15°304°326°----39°18°60°36°79°
Tarn55°93°75°133°73°237°52°270°30°288°11°305°--------15°58°34°75°
Tarn-et-Garonne55°93°75°132°73°235°52°269°31°287°12°305°--------14°58°34°75°
Territoire de Belfort58°103°74°155°68°237°48°269°29°289°11°308°------42°19°62°38°81°
Val-d'Oise54°101°71°145°69°225°52°263°32°285°14°304°326°----39°17°59°36°79°
Val-de-Marne55°101°72°145°69°226°51°264°32°285°14°305°------39°17°59°36°79°
Var58°96°78°144°70°245°49°273°28°291°308°--------17°60°37°77°
Vaucluse57°96°77°142°71°242°50°272°29°290°10°307°--------17°60°37°77°
Vendée52°94°71°132°73°222°54°263°34°284°15°303°--------14°56°33°75°
Vienne54°96°73°136°72°227°53°265°32°285°14°304°--------15°58°34°76°
Vosges57°103°73°154°68°235°49°268°29°288°11°307°------42°19°62°38°81°
Yonne56°100°73°146°69°230°51°266°31°287°13°306°------40°17°60°36°79°
Yvelines54°100°71°143°70°225°52°263°32°285°14°304°325°----38°17°59°35°78°

The Sky and Stars in France

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Paris, France during its peak day starting at 00:00.

You may adjust the speed of the simulator backward or forward to see the movement of the radiant over the horizon.

ParisAinAisneAllierAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceAlpes-MaritimesArdècheArdennesAriègeAubeAudeAveyronBas RhinBouches-du-RhôneCalvadosCantalCharenteCharente MaritimeCherCorrèzeCorseCôte d'OrCôtes d'ArmorCreuseDeux-SèvresDordogneDoubsDrômeEssonneEureEure-et-LoirFinistèreGardGersGirondeHaut RhinHaute-GaronneHaute-LoireHaute-MarneHaute-SaôneHaute-SavoieHaute-VienneHautes-AlpesHautes-PyrénéesHauts-de-SeineHéraultIlle et VilaineIndreIndre-et-LoireIsèreJuraLandesLoir-et-CherLoireLoire AtlantiqueLoiretLotLot-et-GaronneLozèreMaine et LoireMancheMarneMayenneMeurthe-et-MoselleMeuseMorbihanMoselleNièvreNordOiseOrnePas-de-CalaisPuy-de-DômePyrénées-AtlantiquesPyrénées-OrientalesRhôneSaône et LoireSartheSavoieSeine-et-MarneSeine-MaritimeSeine-Saint-DenisSommeTarnTarn-et-GaronneTerritoire de BelfortVal-d'OiseVal-de-MarneVarVaucluseVendéeVienneVosgesYonneYvelines
Content last updated on 2016-01-06