Thursday, December 12, 2013

Geminid Meteor Shower 2013

Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos.

The 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, potentially visible from December 7th to December 17th, will be at its peak on the night of December 13th through December 14th. The Geminid, visible in both hemispheres, is the final major meteor shower of the year. It is known as Winter's Fireworks, because the meteors appear in a variety of colors.

City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The waxong gibbous moon will reduce the visibility of this year's light show.

Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Geminid Meteor Shower appears near the constellation Gemini the Twins.

Check out these sites for more information abou tthe Geminid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe.

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