Geminid meteor shower

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Geminid Meteor Shower on Tonight

But you might have to be up in the wee hours for best viewing

(Newser) - The good news if you're a space fan is that the Geminid meteor shower, one of the better shows of the year, peaks tonight. The bad news is that you might have to wait until the moon sets to get the best views, reports NPR . Generally speaking, that doesn'... More »

Tonight: 2 Meteor Showers?

Geminid is one of year's biggest

(Newser) - Tonight's Geminid meteor shower—one of the year's two biggest—could bring 100 shooting stars per hour, and that's just the beginning. Tonight's sky may actually host two meteor showers, the second spawned by the comet Wirtanen, USA Today reports. That second shower hasn't yet... More »

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Up to 80 meteors per minute to whiz past Earth

(Newser) - The Geminid meteor shower reaches its climax after midnight tonight, with the exact peak coming at 6am Eastern. Anyone living on planet Earth and away from light pollution should be able to see the show, LiveScience reports. The Geminids will produce more than 80 meteors a minute, so the naked... More »

Get Ready for a Light Show

Geminids will benefit from a moonless night

(Newser) - This week's incarnation of the annual Geminid meteor shower should be particularly awe-inspiring, reports National Geographic, because it coincides with dark, moonless sky for the first time since 1996. Skywatchers can expect at least 110 meteors per minute, with the best viewing on Thursday and Friday. The peak will be... More »

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