The mornings of December 13 and 14, the Geminid Meteor shower peaks. The moon will be in a waning crescent and will only be visible just before dawn.
Barring the effects local weather conditions, it should be a fine time for viewing the shower.
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Other than the aforementioned waning crescent moon, a curious body known as 3200 Phaethon, which is sometimes called a rock comet and thought to be the source of the Geminid meteor shower will be traveling relatively close to Earth.
3200 Phaethon is supposed to come close to Earth in a few days after the Geminid’s peak on December 16.
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