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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 9:00 pm - December 14 @ 5:00 am

The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak

The Geminid meteor shower can be seen every year between December 4 and December 16, with its peak activity being around December 13-14. The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini because the meteors seem to emerge from this constellation in the sky.

Unlike most other meteor showers, the Geminids are not associated with a comet but with an asteroid: the 3200 Phaethon. The asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit the Sun.

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December 13 @ 9:00 pm
End:
December 14 @ 5:00 am
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https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/geminids.html