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Geminid Meteor Shower 2010

Geminid Meteor Shower 2010 - The Geminids are rocky debris that Earth’s orbit encounters each year around this time.

In past years it has been steadily noted that the Geminids’ meteor shower has become more miraculous, issuing bigger and brighter fireballs and trails with each new appearance. Astronomers are anticipating this year’s show being the most spectacular ever!

What is known for sure is that the Geminids will emit bright fireballs and long trails in the night sky.

Geminid Meteor Shower 2010

These meteors are believed to be dust particles from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon, an unusual fact since meteors tend to come from comets not asteroids.

The Geminids shower is expected to peak between midnight and sunrise tonight and should be easily seen from anywhere in the world, in spite of light pollution. For all you aspiring astronomers out there, astronomer Bill Cooke will be open for chats tonight up until the start of the shower.

Geminid Meteor Shower 2010

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