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Dec. 07, 2018 #51-341 PB1
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Starwatch: The great Geminid meteor shower is underway!

This coming week there will be quite a show going on. It’s the annual Geminid meteor shower, one of the best of the year.

Only the Perseids, seen in early August, are as good. This year viewing the Geminids should be fantastic because the moon will set and be out of the sky by midnight, leaving much darker skies for meteor shower watching.

If possible, get out in the dark countryside, especially on late Thursday night and Friday morning, when Geminids are peaking and you may see 50 to 75 meteors an hour. The very best time to watch for them will be from around midnight to the start of morning twilight.

This coming week there will be quite a show going on. It’s the annual Geminid meteor shower, one of the best of the year.

Only the Perseids, seen in early August, are as good. This year viewing the Geminids should be fantastic because the moon will set and be out of the sky by midnight, leaving much darker skies for meteor shower watching.

If possible, get out in the dark countryside, especially on late Thursday night and Friday morning, when Geminids are peaking and you may see 50 to 75 meteors an hour. The very best time to watch for them will be from around midnight to the start of morning twilight.

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