A great meteor shower for winter will peak Monday night.
The Geminids are an active shower that usually puts on a solid show in the month of December. This year the shower will peak December 13-14. The moon will be about 74 percent full though so that means only the brightest shooting stars will have a chance to be seen.
The Geminid meteor shower is named from the shower’s radiant point which is Gemini. After midnight the shower will be most active producing about 40-50 meteors per hour. The bright moon though might get in your way so if you wake up early, the moon will set before 3:30 a.m. which means a nice, dark sky.
The shower is active through December 24 so if you see meteors or fireballs now through Christmas eve, it is likely from the Geminids! Share your photos with us!
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