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Watch The Fireball Producing Geminid Meteor Shower Peak Tonight

The Shower is ideal for young stargazers for it's early time

The Geminid Meteor Shower is expected to peak on the night of December 13-14 (Sunday evening until dawn on Monday), according to EarthSky.

EarthSky’s Brian McLure said: “You should see a decent spattering of meteors on the preceding nights as well. And you might catch a Geminid meteor anytime this week, as the shower builds to its peak.”

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NASA stated that at it’s peak, 120 Geminid meteors can be seen per hour under ideal weather conditions. The Geminids are bright and fast meteors that tend to be yellow in color.

AccuWeather mentioned that the Geminids are a wonderful show for young stargazers as they are active for the entire night, streaking through the sky as early as 9 or 10pm.

AccuWeather also remarked that this year will be the perfect night to catch the Geminids as they streak through the sky on this moonless night.

Geminid meteors are fast and bright traveling at a whopping 79,000 mph which causes meteors to produce fireballs, which are meteors brighter than magnitude -4, which is the same magnitude as the planet Venus.

Named after the constellation Gemini, gave the pointer to look slightly asway from Gemini so that you can see meteors with longer “tails” as they streak by; staring directly at Gemini will just show you meteors that don’t travel very far.



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