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The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicolored shooting stars. Here's how to spot them

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Geminids meteor shower peaks on Friday night, sending up to 120 multicolored meteors across the night sky per hour.
Because the moon will be almost full, only the brightest and most colorful meteors will be visible, however.
Unlike most meteor showers , which come from comet dust, the Geminids are fragments of an asteroid .
Here's how to spot the shooting stars.
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The Geminids meteor shower peaks on Friday night and early Saturday morning, producing up to 120 multicolored shooting stars per hour.
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The Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's How to See it

The Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's How to See it

1 month ago   |   By Time

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most visible atmospheric phenomenons that occur every year.
The shower is expected to peak late tonight into the midnight hours. During peak hours, 120 meteors per can possibly be seen. Here is everything you need to know about the solar activity.
What is the Geminids Meteor Shower?
According to the American Meteor Society , the Geminid meteor shower is associated with an asteroid, rather than a comet, like most meteor showers. This asteroid, known as 3200 Phaethon, orbits around the sun and ejects dust when it is closest to the sun.
In the first few...
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