Geminid Meteor Shower Starting

Written by The Night Sky Guy on December 13, 2011 – 8:19 am -

While winter is just around the corner, get set for the night sky to kick off the holiday season a little early. The Gemini meteor shower will light up the sky starting tonight (Tuesday) into Wednesday morning and evening (Dec 13 and Dec.14).

Astronomers are predicting that with the Moon rising around 8 to 9 pm local times best is to go out before so you get to see as many as 30 to 50 per hour streaking overhead – pending clear skies of course. If you can get out of the city, into a dark countryside then these numbers may increase.

For more details on the shower read my National Geographic story

Stay tuned here for worldwide LIVE hourly meteor counts starting shortly!


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2 Responses to “Geminid Meteor Shower Starting”

  1. By videosorveglianza bari on Dec 13, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t live into a dark countryside, but I wish I could see anything, thank you for this info

  2. By kim in Vancouver BC on Dec 13, 2011 | Reply

    I saw a small meteor on Sunday, Dec. 11 in the light of day. It was at the intersection of Oak and 12th in Vancouver. I have seen meteors fairly close up before (relatively speaking of course) but this burned up just before the top of a large oak tree. It was amazing and I wanted to report it to someone here in the city, or to someone who tracks these kinds of things. It is a few days later at I keep replaying it over and over I was in such disbelief to see it so close and in the light of day.

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