Geminid meteor shower peaks Monday night

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.

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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!