Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Asteroid 3200 PhaethonOuter Space Alien Visitor

Between December 11 to 21, the asteroid named "3200 Phaethon" will visit our region of the universe, crossing into our planet's orbit around December 11 to 21. "3200 Phaethon" is a massive asteroid about 3 miles in diameter; and will skim the earth, giving a spectacular meteor shower; an hour in duration, for  ten nights; between December 11-21. It's nearest pass will be about 6.5 million miles, away from the earth; close in space terms; but far enough away, for us to not be overly concerned. 

An asteroid is made up of metals and rocky materials; and "3200 Phaethon" will lose some of its constituent make up in the "Geminid Meteor shower" aka "shooting stars"; and with as many as 100 "shooting stars" every hour. The heavenly fireworks is scheduled to peak on December 13. Amateur astronomers, armed with a small telescope will be able to see "3200 Phaethon", in areas with dark skies, between December 11-21. 

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