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2007-12-14 06:55:36

Many meteor showers tend to disappoint, but the annual Geminid shower is relatively reliable. And this year's version, which peaks tonight, is expected to be a great one. Meteors could start showing up anytime after dark this evening, Dec. 13, low on the eastern horizon.

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2007-12-13 00:00:00

Mark your calendar: The best meteor shower of 2007 peaks on Friday, December 14th. The Geminids are not ordinary meteors. While most meteor showers come from comets, Geminids come from an asteroid.

2007-12-09 14:34:22

What could be the best meteor display of the year will reach its peak on the night of Dec.13-14.

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2006-12-13 08:32:09

The best meteor shower of the year peaks this week on Dec. 13th and 14th. The source of the Geminids is a mysterious object named 3200 Phaethon.

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2004-12-13 07:15:00

Make hot cocoa. Bundle up. Tell your friends: the best meteor shower of 2004 is about to peak on a long cold December night. It's the Geminids. The best time to look is Monday night, Dec. 13th. Sky watchers can expect to see dozens to hundreds of "shooting stars."


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