Monday, December 13, 2010

Geminid Meteor Shower


Monday night and early Tuesday morning marks the peak for the 2010 Geminid Meteor Shower.
 
The Geminid Meteor Shower get their name from the fact that they seem to come from the direction of the constellation Gemini, The Twins.

During peak hours, between 100 and 150 meteors per hour may be visible. That's easily two per minute, if skies are clear, so even those with limited patience should find enough to keep them interested in the skies tonight, weather permitting. Each one lasts only a short time, usually less than a second. No special equipment is needed to see the Geminid Meteors as they trace bright streaks across the sky, but make sure you dress appropriately for the weather in your area.

Enjoy! I know we will!

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