Really bright Geminid meteor shower could be coming

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The Geminids probably don't get more attention since their peak is on the night of the 13th and the morning of the 14th of December, a time of year when it is cold in most of the country, and there is sometimes ice and snow on the ground (not in Tucson fortunately).

What if it's cloudy on the big night of the Geminids, Dec. 13-14?

The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini, which rises around sunset and climbs almost overhead by 2 a.m. Meteors should be visible across the entire sky, though the best way to catch them is to look south toward the constellation.

THE Geminids meteor shower will be active in the night skies above Perth from tonight.

The phase of the moon can greatly affect how well a meteor shower can be seen, with the brightness of a full moon making it hard to discern some of the fainter streaks.

It's time to make a Christmas wish on some shooting stars. As asteroid 3200 Phaethon orbits the sun about once every 1.4 years, it leaves behind a trail of debris. This point or "radiant" is in the constellation for which the shower is named.

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A meteor shower is not just an increased number of meteors, however.

"The Geminids is always a visual treat to experience and document, and this year I wanted to bring that experience to more people through my workshop", Mr Magro said.

According to Sky & Telescope, the Geminid Meteor Shower is "usually the year's best and most reliable, with upward of 100 meteors per hour".

Geminids meteor shower 2017: What is it?

The best way to view the meteors is to get somewhere rural with minimal light pollution. But some of them will be bright meteors, maybe a few brighter than any star or planet, or even as bright as the moon. By 9 or 10 p.m. the numbers could be up to four dozen or more per hour.

In 2017, moonlight is not predicted to impact the spectacle, as it did in 2016, as the moon will be a waning crescent, making for excellent conditions. But at the same time the next day the moon is dramatically close to the upper right of bright Jupiter.

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