Geminid meteor show is December 7-17

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The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of December 13 and continue until early morning December 14.

Mr Magro said his workshop would coincide with the showers' projected peak of December 13-14, meaning attendees will have time to learn and practice their night photography skills with Mr Magro on the 9th, before the Geminids peaks.

The Geminids appear to emerge from the constellation Gemini, from which they take their name.

It will also be visible earlier in the evening than most meteor showers, beginning at around 9 or 10 p.m., making it an ideal shower to check out for children or those who don't like to stay up, according to

The Geminids is the result of the Earth passing through the debris of the Phaethon 3200 asteroid and is hailed as one of the most reliable and vivid meteor showers to spectate. The meteor shower will begin to be visible on Thursday and last through about December 17.

It's time to make a Christmas wish on some shooting stars. Earth, at roughly the same point every year, passes through clusters of rocky particles emanating from various comet-asteroid hybrids. This year should offer a wonderful meteor show. It is the meteors from a particular swarm all appearing to shoot out from a particular point among the constellations, a point called the radiant.

Why is this year so favorable for the Geminids? Although many people concentrate on the constellation Gemini, you should watch all parts of the sky for Geminids meteors.

How many meteors will you see? But some of them will be bright meteors, maybe a few brighter than any star or planet, or even as bright as the moon.

Geminids meteor shower 2017: What is it?

Geminids come in all colors, sometimes have boisterous flaring, bursting flights, and sometimes leave lingering, luminous trails. By 9 or 10 p.m. the numbers could be up to four dozen or more per hour. It peaks the night of December 13/14 under a slim crescent Moon, whose feeble light won't interfere even after it rises around 3:30 a.m. local time.