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Time to View the Geminid Meteor Shower

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It's time for the annual Geminid meteor shower, typically one of the most reliably active meteor showers of each year.

Actually, you can head outside tonight and probably see some...this shower is active through December 17.

The peak of the shower, however, is expected to occur this Friday night through early Saturday morning.  There's a possibility of seeing around 120 of these streaking across the sky per hour!  However, the brightness of a full moon would likely keep some of these form being seen.

We'll have another issue here in the Carolinas and northeastern Georgia: clouds will be increasing ahead of our next storm system.  In fact, mostly cloudy skies are expected for the peak of the show.

This means you may have to steal a glance to the night sky anytime between now and the 17th.  You won't see the numbers of "shooting stars" that are expected during the peak, but you should still see at least a few, especially after 9 or 10 PM.

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