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Geminid Meteor Shower

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    5:00 PM to 6:00 AM
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'The best meteor shower of the year may be the Geminids, peaking the night of December 13 and early morning of December 14. Geminid meteors, radiating from the constellation Gemini, are often seen as slow-moving bright streaks of white light. And this year the peak of this winter shower lines up almost perfectly with a new moon, providing dark skies and ideal viewing conditions.' - SmithsonianMag.com

'You should see a decent spattering of meteors on the preceding nights (December 11-12 and December 12-13) as well. The Geminids are a very reliable shower if you watch at the peak time of night (centered on about 2 a.m. for all parts of the globe) and if you watch in a dark sky." - EarthSky.org