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Wednesday's Weather Word: Geminid

What is the Geminid Meteor Shower?
Posted: 7:59 AM, Dec 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-13 07:59:43-05

One of the year's most spectacular meteor showers peaks tonight into early Thursday morning. The Geminid Meteor Shower is considered one of the best meteor showers every year. On average you can see 60 meteors per hour, with up to 120 meteors per hour during the peak. 

The meteor shower usually peaks just after midnight to around 2am but you'll be able to see these bright attractions by 9pm. This shower can be seen anywhere in the world, in the northern hemisphere look into the southwestern sky.

The Geminid Meteor Shower gets its name from the constellation Gemini because most meteors look to originate from there.