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

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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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The best meteor shower of 2007 peaks on Night of December 13th-14th

What promises to be the year’s most spectacular metero shower, the Geminids, will occur the night of December 13th-14th!

“It’s the Geminid meteor shower,” says NASA astronomer Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center. “Start watching on Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, around 10 pm local time,” he advises. “At first you might not see very many meteors—but be patient. The show really heats up after midnight and by dawn on Friday, Dec. 14th, there could be dozens of bright meteors per hour streaking across the sky.”

Look west late night on Thursday, December 13th and bfefore dawn during the early hours of Friday, December 14th. For more information, please visit the NASA website. Included at this link is a diagram for locating the meteor shower.

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