The meteors are coming

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The weather outside is far from frightful (low of 59 tonight), so head outside to see the Geminid meteor shower the next few nights — it's known as one of the most satisfying of all meteor showers. If it's not too foggy, you'll probably see one or two meteors every minute. Here's some info from Space.com

"Studies show that the Geminids are rich in slow, bright, graceful meteors and bright fireballs, as well as faint meteors, with relatively fewer objects of medium brightness. Many Geminids appear yellowish in hue. Some even seem to form jagged or divided paths. ... Under normal conditions on the night of maximum activity, with ideal dark-sky conditions, at least 60 to 120 Geminid meteors can be expected to burst across the sky every hour on the average. Rates could even briefly climb higher for North American viewers."

Get more details about this year's shower here.

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