Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Up to 80 meteors per minute to whiz past Earth
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
In this picture provided by Wally Pacholka of, a Geminid fireball explodes over the Mojave Desert in the Jojave Desert, Calif. on Dec. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/, Wally Pacholka)

The Geminid meteor shower reaches its climax after midnight tonight, with the exact peak coming at 6am Eastern. Anyone living on planet Earth and away from light pollution should be able to see the show, LiveScience reports. The Geminids will produce more than 80 meteors a minute, so the naked human eye should be able to see about a meteor every minute.
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