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Geminids Meteor Shower

December 13 - December 14

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent early morning show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Details

Start:
December 13
End:
December 14
Event Category:

Clemson
31°
Sunny
07:0617:25 EST
Feels like: 26°F
Wind: 4mph WSW
Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 30.13"Hg
UV index: 0
FriSatSun
59/34°F
61/37°F
62/39°F

 

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