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ALERT: Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight! December 13, 2006

Posted by Admin in Astronomy, General Announcements, Science in the News.

You all have a copy of the current sky map and tonight it will come in very handy. The Geminid Meteor Shower, an annual event, is set to peak overnight tonight and tomorrow morning.  From the SpaceWeather.com page:

The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Start watching around 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. The display will start small but grow in intensity as the night wears on. By Thursday morning, Dec. 14th, people in dark, rural areas could see one or two Geminids every minute.

Remember it is named the Geminid shower because all of the meteors (shooting stars) that are part of this shower will appear to emanate from the constellation Gemini. This constellation is visible in the Eastern sky in the evening, overhead in the middle of the night, and in the western sky in the morning.

View a sky map for tomorrow morning here.

Read even more from the Nasa page here.



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