Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday evening

December 11, 2014 7:05 PM

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The Geminid meteor shower, named for the constellation Gemini where the meteors appear to radiate from, peaks this weekend. Saturday night, the earth will be in the densest part of the stream of dust left behind by asteroid Phaethon 3200.

Meteor lovers have this weekend circled on their calendars for a number of reasons. The Geminids are the most active and most dependable of the year’s meteor showers. The source of the Geminids is an asteroid rather than a come produces a grittier stream of debris Earth and more brilliant and colorf...

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