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Geminid meteor shower

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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER:

Earth is passing through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Around the world, observers are counting as many as 60 shooting stars per hour, a number which could increase sharply as the shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14. Wherever you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours between local midnight and sunrise. Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos, and updates.

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cool, its dark now so i will have a look

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I saw 2 last night just before midnight. I hope the sky is as clear tonight as it was last night, I was happily surprised at how many stars I could actually see.

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I saw none...

Sounds like Mentalcase saw a good show though..

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Well if youre in the UK, the skies are clear as heck due to the cold weather....

see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20709852

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Here's where to look..

Whenever I'm stargazing I get this awefull feeling there's ufo's and shooting stars having a party behind my back.

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Edited by Professor T

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I just counted 10 as I looked up in about a 20-25 minute time span (around 1:30-1:55 AM EST). A couple times about 2-3 flew by quickly after one another.

That was pretty cool. I may go look again before my night is over. :D

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I had some over-cast come through last night. Seen nearly 30-40 of em though!

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I got up at 2am and saw maybe a dozen in 20 minutes..

One of them was slow and very bright..

It moved across a 1/4 of the sky..

Was worth the broken sleep..

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