posted on Dec, 13 2006 @ 05:12 PM
A large Meteor Shower will be visible late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. The Geminids are one of the year's best meteor showers and
often produce 50 or more meteors per hour, or nearly a meteor a minute. This shower is one of the few that is as good to watch in the evening as after
The annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to produce a reliable shooting star show when it peaks on Wednesday.
The Geminid event is known for producing one or two meteors every minute during the peak for viewers with dark skies willing to brave chilly
When to watch
Late Wednesday night up until early Thursday morning when the moon rises, a single observer might average as many as 60 to 120 meteors per hour.
Where to look
These medium speed meteors appear to emanate from near the bright star Castor, in the constellation of Gemini, the Twins, hence the name
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This will br a grand time for you and the family to share in a spectacular event that should produce one or two meteors per minute. This is of course
if the weather permits a viewing in your area. I personally have seen meteors even in overcast situations and they create a very weird glowing
Most meteor showers are caused by comets, but the Geminids, which peak on December 13th, seem to come from a curious near-Earth asteroid.
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[edit on 13-12-2006 by UM_Gazz]