Geminid Meteor Shower Dec. 13

On the night of December 13th, the annual Geminid meteor shower will reach its highest activity in the Americas. The Geminids are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright, and they come fast and furious. This year, because of the moonlight, we will expect around 20-30 visible per hour.

The Geminids have a lot of fireballs which will help visibility despite the moon. The best time to watch for the Geminids is about 2 a.m. in your local time zone, but can be seen as early as 9-10 p.m.

The Geminids, as their name implies, appear to project from the bright constellation Gemini (the twins). 

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Happy Holidays from our family to yours!