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One of the Year's Best Sky Shows Is About to Debut

Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday into Wednesday morning around the world

(Newser) - It's time once again for one of the biggest sky shows of the year: the Geminid meteor showers, set to peak in this week's skies on Tuesday night into the early hours of Wednesday, per the American Meteor Society . "If you had to pin one [meteor shower]...

Monday Is the Night for Shooting Stars

Geminids meteor shower peaks into Tuesday morning

(Newser) - It's time for what is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year. The Geminids peak Monday night into Tuesday, reports EarthSky . One snag this year is that the moon will be nearly 80% illuminated during the evening, notes Sky and Telescope . That could reduce visibility in...

Geminids Are Here, if the Moon Cooperates

Lunar brightness doesn't have to totally foil your meteor gazing this weekend

(Newser) - This year has been a major letdown for fans of shooting stars, notes—not because there haven't been any, but because the moon has been mucking things up, shining a little too brightly right around the time of some of 2019's major meteor events. Now, what...

Meteor Shower to Battle Supermoon Tuesday Night

But the show from the annual Geminid meteor shower will go on

(Newser) - Get ready for Supermoon vs. Geminids, the altercation near the space station (we're still working on this). Space reports the annual Geminid meteor shower will hit its peak Tuesday night, giving the world a chance to witness "one of the most impressive annual night-sky events." Unfortunately, that...

Geminid Meteor Shower on Tonight

But you might have to be up in the wee hours for best viewing

(Newser) - The good news if you're a space fan is that the Geminid meteor shower, one of the better shows of the year, peaks tonight. The bad news is that you might have to wait until the moon sets to get the best views, reports NPR . Generally speaking, that doesn'...

Tonight: 2 Meteor Showers?
 Tonight: 2 Meteor Showers? 

Tonight: 2 Meteor Showers?

Geminid is one of year's biggest

(Newser) - Tonight's Geminid meteor shower—one of the year's two biggest—could bring 100 shooting stars per hour, and that's just the beginning. Tonight's sky may actually host two meteor showers, the second spawned by the comet Wirtanen, USA Today reports. That second shower hasn't yet...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Geminid Meteor Shower
Peaks Tonight

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Up to 80 meteors per minute to whiz past Earth

(Newser) - 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...

Get Ready for a Light Show
Get Ready for a Light Show

Get Ready for a Light Show

Geminids will benefit from a moonless night

(Newser) - This week's incarnation of the annual Geminid meteor shower should be particularly awe-inspiring, reports National Geographic, because it coincides with dark, moonless sky for the first time since 1996. Skywatchers can expect at least 110 meteors per minute, with the best viewing on Thursday and Friday. The peak will be...

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