AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

13 December 2012

Geminids.


The peak night of the 2012 Geminid meteor shower should be from late evening tonight (Thursday, December 13) until dawn tomorrow (Friday, December 14). As a general rule, the shower intensifies after midnight and produces the greatest number of meteors for a few hours, centered around 2 a.m. That’s true no matter where you are around the globe. The Geminids are a reliable and prolific shower, offering perhaps 50 meteors per hour in a dark sky. This year, NASA experts are suggesting the rates might be as high as 100 meteors per hour at the peak. Plus there’s a new meteor shower that might coincide with the Geminids.

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