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Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Over Nevada Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Over Nevada, Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Are you an early riser? Be sure to look up when you’re outside in the hours before dawn this weekend and you might catch a falling star.

December is when the annual Geminid meteor showers appear to radiate from the star Castor which is part of the constellation Gemini. The shower actually is the Earth passing through debris thought to be from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaeton.With less light pollution obscuring our view, Cheyennites have a good chance of seeing more shooting stars. The Geminid meteor showers peak overnight from Friday to Saturday when it’s possible to see up to 90 to 120 meteors per hour.

Meteors should be visible starting at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, through early Saturday morning. The brightness of the moon in the late night hours may obscure some of the meteors.

A good way to view the annual meteor shower is to get cozy inside a sleeping bag lying on the ground with a clear view of the sky. Be sure to be prepared with plenty of wishes.

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