Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks this Week

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week.

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid.

The meteors in this shower appear to come from a radiant in the constellation Gemini. However, they can appear almost anywhere in the night sky, and often appear yellowish in hue.

This is the most active meteor shower of the year.

The Geminid meteor shower runs from Dec. 4 to Dec. 16, but it peaks on the night of Dec. 13–14.

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