Look up! Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 14-15, 2011

photo of a meteor shower

Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower in December!

The Geminid meteor shower peaks on December 13 and 14, 2011 with the light show usually visible after 9-10 pm. The best viewing this year will be after midnight on Dec 14 and 15 due to the brightness of the moon. Due to the moon’s interference, viewers may not see the average 50 or more meteors an hour that are reported in many years.

To learn more about meteor showers, visit http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower/
For more information regarding how to view this year’s Geminid shower, visit http://earthsky.org/tonight/radiant-point-for-geminid-meteor-shower
10 Tips for viewing the shower: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/ten-tips-for-watching-the-geminid-meteor-shower

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One thought on “Look up! Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 14-15, 2011

  1. Geek 20/20 says:

    I’ll definately be stargazing tonight, hoping for clear skys

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