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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Just a reminder to anyone who might not know, the Geminids will be at their peak tonight. If it's not too rainy in your area, you should bundle up and give 'em a look.

    From Space.com

    What could be the best meteor display of the year will reach its peak on the night of Dec.13-14.

    Here is what astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg have written of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower: "If you have not seen a mighty Geminid fireball arcing gracefully across an expanse of sky, then you have not seen a meteor."

    The Geminids get their name from the constellation of Gemini, the Twins, because the meteors appear to emanate from a spot in the sky near the bright star Castor in Gemini.

    Generally speaking, depending on your location, Gemini begins to come up above the east-northeast horizon right around the time evening twilight is coming to an end. So you might catch sight of a few early Geminids as soon as the sky gets dark.

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