It’s December and it’s time for another Geminid Meteor Shower. Caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, the Geminids are thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet” orbit.
This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet.
This shower favors the Northern Hemisphere, but will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere as well.
The Geminids will peak around mornings of December 13 and 14, 2018. This is the year’s best meteor showers, in a dark sky, you can see 50 or more during the peak.
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