Geminid meteor shower: Peak viewing time tonight

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about when the Geminid meteor shower will peak.

The Geminids is an active meteor shower to enjoy in December.

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This year, the moon won’t interrupt your view, but cloud cover might make it a challenge to get a good look at the meteors produced when Earth passes through the debris of 3200 Phaethon. 

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The night of Dec. 13 into the early morning of Dec. 14 will be your best chance to find some meteors, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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If you are near city lights, according to NASA, this shower can produce around 30 to 40 meteors per hour.

The Geminids are named off their radiant point, which is the constellation Gemini. 

Locally there will be a lot of clouds, so this year won’t be a great one for us. Still, all this week, you might notice a fireball or shooting star on some of our clear nights which could be from the Geminids.

You can view a live stream of the meteor shower here