Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

The shower will be at its best after dark on Thursday, December 13, and before dawn on Friday, December 14. The Moon is new on the 13th, so it won’t interfere with the show. Named for Gemini, the twins, this shower can be one of the year’s best, with some of the brightest meteors, although its peak viewing time is shorter than that of some other showers.

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