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Catch the Year's Most Brilliant Meteor Shower Tonight

Dec 13 2013 - 12:23pm

If you're going to look up from that smartphone for just one night, make it Dec. 13 — it'll be worth it. The Geminid meteor shower [1], which, according to NASA, is "rich in fireballs," will be at its peak for the start of the weekend.

The Geminid meteor shower is unique in that it's slow, bright, and graceful, and unlike other celestial showers, the streaks of light come from leftovers of an asteroid, not comets. Looking at the night sky, the Geminids seem to originate from the constellation Gemini, hence the name. Check out our list of more shower-watching pro tips for the ultimate meteor viewing experience.

Source: Wikimedia Commons [4]

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