The Year’s Biggest Meteor Shower Peaks This Month
So, in the past few months we've had the Perseids, Draconids, Orionids, both the Taurids. and then the recent Alpha Monocerotids. Are we keeping up with all these names? However, the year's most prolific meteor shower is expected to peak December 13 and 14
The Geminid meteor shower is the debris left from the rock comet 3200 Phaethon and is believed to be intensifying every year. Recent showers have seen anywhere from 120–160 meteors per hour in the early morning hours. The best time is usually around 2 a.m., according to Earth Sky. The shower gets its name because they can be seen as white or yellowish streaks in the night sky, coming from the direction of the constellation Gemini.
There will be a bright waning moon those nights, which could shroud some of your viewing experience.
Since this is over a week away, an accurate weather forecast for the Hudson Valley is too far off. But as you know, we haven't had much luck in the past when it comes to seeing events like this.
***UPDATE*** Skies tonight will be partly cloudy, though Friday night and early Saturday will bring an increasing chance for rain.
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