Monday, December 7, 2009

Geminid meteor shower

Last major meteor shower for 2009 will happen this December 13-14.

"The best meteor shower of 2009, the Geminids, should put on a rousing show the night of December 13/14. Use Astronomy magazine's helpful tips, along with a finder chart, how-to video, and an interactive sky map to get the most from your viewing."

2009 Geminid meteor shower viewing guide

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Mark your calendar. The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th when Earth passes through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon. The Geminids have been intensifying in recent years, and 2009 could be the best year yet. Forecasters expect 140+ meteors per hour under the dark skies of a new Moon.

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