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December 13, 2012

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT TO LOOK UP!!!

by billthemortgageguy

121019_orionid_meteor_shower_lg2Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat tonight, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on a spectacular show.The Geminids will peak overnight Thursday night with the moon at its new phase. The skies will thus be free of the moon’s glare, allowing viewers in rural areas to see perhaps 100 or more meteors per hour, experts say.A new and as-yet unnamed meteor shower may also make an appearance tonight, ramping up the celestial display even further.” Meteors from the new shower if any will be visible in the early evening, with the Geminids making their appearance later on and lasting until dawn,” Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, said in a statement.

via Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight – Technology & science – Space – Space.com | NBC News.

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