Dec 09

The Geminids are coming

Star trails and a Geminid meteor over Brasstown Bald mountain, Georgia, in 1985.
Image Credit and Copyright: Jimmy Westlake

The annual Geminid meteor shower, which will reach its maximum on the night of Dec. 13-14, usually offers the best show of the year, outperforming even the Perseid shower of August. This year, the Geminids will peak three days after new moon, so viewing conditions should be favorable. In a clear sky, observers may see more than 100 meteors per hour. (read more)
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