Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Geminid Meteor Shower is Underway

Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 13, 2012:

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Around the world, observers are counting as many as 60 shooting stars per hour, a number which could increase sharply as the shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14.  Wherever you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours between local midnight and sunrise.  Visit for sky maps, photos, and updates.

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