One of the most unusual and spectacular meteor showers of the year — the Geminids — is reaching its peak Friday night and Saturday morning, and although the nearly-full moon may spoil a bit of the view, it's still worth getting out to watch.
The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is expected at 5:45 UTC on Saturday, December 14th, which is roughly 12:45 a.m. Eastern Time. However, you don't need to be outside at exactly that time to see it. The meteor shower actually goes on between December 4th and 17th, so it's happening right now, but when it reaches its peak, it will be producing up to 120 meteors per hour through the sky. The shower appears to stream out of the constellation Gemini, which is up all night long, so the shower will be going on all night. The only limitations for viewing will be cloudy skies, excessive light pollution, and the moon. You can check your local conditions at the Clear Sky Chart website (click here).
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