The Geminid meteor shower is for most, the highlight of the meteor shower calendar in 2012.
The peak of the Geminid meteor shower takes place over the 12-13 December when at its peak you will be able to see more than 50 shooting stars per hour. These are commonly bright and the shooting stars have long persisting trains.
With the moon being absent over the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2012, viewers will benefit from the sky being at its darkest so many more of the fainter meteors may be seen.
Astronomers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower. Ideally a location away from light pollution will be of benefit.
To find out when further meteor events are taking place visit the Meteorwatch website.
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