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Geminid Meteor Shower 2014 – Meteorwatch

10 Dec 2014, 16:23 UTC
Geminid Meteor Shower 2014 – Meteorwatch
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2014 The Geminid meteor shower 2014 is the grand finale of astronomical events this year. It’s the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers. This year the gibbous Moon rises after midnight causing little interference to the Geminids at their peak on the evening of the 13th/ 14th of December. […]
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2014
Geminid Meteor Shower Eye Of the Needle Credit: David Kingham Photography – @davidkingham
The Geminid meteor shower 2014 is the grand finale of astronomical events this year. It’s the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers.
This year the gibbous Moon rises after midnight causing little interference to the Geminids at their peak on the evening of the 13th/ 14th of December.
The moon will only interfere with fainter meteors with little effect on bright meteors/ fireballs.
Numerous bright Geminid meteors
Geminid rates can be in excess of 60 -100 shooting stars per hour at peak for those with clear dark skies, (fainter meteors may be missed due to the gibbous Moon in the small hours).
Geminid meteors are usually bright with long persistent trains.
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