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Watch the Geminid meteors

The Geminid meteor shower will peak over the nights of 13-14 December.

The shower should radiate from near the stars Castor and Pollux in the Gemini constellation - hence the name. The shower is forecast to be one of the finest visible in either hemisphere. However, this year sees the full 'super' moon peaking at the same time and visible all night.

The meteors are plentiful and often bold, white and bright, with a zenithal hourly rate up to 120 meteors per hour. They are best seen at 0200 local time - no matter where you are on Earth - when the radiant point is highest in the sky.

Details from the EarthSky link below . .

  • 13 December 2016
  • RIN

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