Saturday, December 11, 2010

Geminid meteors on the way

CAPE CANAVERAL,Fla - Stay tuned for nature's coming attraction. Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astronomers consider it the best meteor shower of the year, with more than 100 meteors streaking through the night sky every hour.
The peak of the meteor shower will occur early Tuesday, between midnight and sunrise local time. The show will be best in the Northern Hemisphere, easily visible with the naked eye.
For those not willing to stay up late - or get up early - there should be a decent showing Monday once the sun sets. Actually, some meteors should be visible in the night sky from Sunday to Thursday, as long as the sky is clear, according to NASA.

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