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The Geminids are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright, and the peak can see meteors stream across the sky at rates as high as 120 meteors an hour.
The meteors tend to peak about 2 a.m. local time, but can be seen as early as 9-10 p.m.
The Geminids, as their name implies, appear to emanate from the bright constellation Gemini (the twins). To find Gemini in the Northern hemisphere, look in the southwastern sky for the constellation Orion, which is easy to spot by the three stars in the hunter's "belt." Then look just up and to the left of Orion to see Gemini, high in the southwestern sky. In the southern hemisphere, Gemini appears to the lower right of Orion and both will hang in the northwestern sky.
Although the meteors will appear to stream away from Gemini, they can appear all across the sky. For best results, you should look slightly away from Gemini so that you can see meteors with longer "tails" as they streak by; staring directly at Gemini will just show you meteors that don't travel very far.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: six67seven
I went out to the woods for some random camping. I had no idea there was a meteor shower going on. But last night it was really good. And a total surprise so that was really cool. And tonight is my last night out here it’s good to know that I randomly picked the best days to do this cause my sleeping bag was covered in ice when I woke up this morning.Don’t worry I know how to keep myself warm.