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The Most Unbelievable Meteor Showers of All

The Most Unbelievable Meteor Showers of All
Beginning in early December, the Geminid meteor shower grows in intensity to finally reach its zenith on the night of December 13
and continue overnight into the early morning hours. The predicted peak is just after midnight on December 14, 2012.

The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids are characterized by their multi-colored display--65% being white, 26% yellow, and the remaining 9% blue, red and green. They come in at a moderate speed of 21.75 miles per second, therefore they are bright and often produce fireballs. They radiate point is near Gemini’s bright twins, Castor and Pollux. 

TIP: Start watching the Geminids by 9 or 10 p.m. local time. The peak might be around 2 a.m. local time on these nights. Geminid shower, often producing 50-60 or more meteors per hour. (Applicable in all countries


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