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  • Geminid meteor shower peaks Dec. 13

    By StarDate
    StarDate
    Published: Dec. 11, 2009
    Geminid

    The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best on the evening of Dec. 13. While most meteor showers can be frustratingly unpredictable, the Geminids are one of the most reliable. Given clear skies, they consistently delight meteor watchers. This year, skywatchers can expect to see dozens of meteors per hour, rising to more than 100 meteors per hour at the shower’s predicted peak at 11 p.m.

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      melissa said on Dec. 13, 2009 at 1:20 a.m.
      I live in Wheaton, Missouri and the sky is always clear, but today it's not and I have been looking out my window and I thought I saw some but I wasn't sure. Do they look like a little ball of fire and disappear fast? I also saw lines that looked like dust lines in the sky. Was that one? Can you hear them fall?
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