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a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere

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Observable meteors or 'falling stars' in the Geminids shower can reach an average rate of 40 per hour under a dark and cloudless sky.
The Geminid meteor shower takes place every December as the Earth passes through a debris trail from 3200 Phaethon.
The Geminid meteors are thought to have originated from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon that may have collided with another object several hundreds of years ago.
Some of the brightest meteors I've seen have been Geminids.
The Geminids are considered to be one of the more spectacular meteor shower during a year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak.
The Dubai Astronomy Group will be holding a stargazing camp at Al Qudra on Thursday December 14, where space enthusiasts can catch the Geminid meteor shower from 10pm to 4am.
13-14) ALL NIGHT: The Geminids, one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, are visible from December 4-16, but peak on the night of December 13-14 (see p.
December 13 and 14 - The Geminids THE month of December is good for meteor shower watchers, with the Geminids gracing the skies, peaking around December 13 and 14, before the Ursids take place soon after.
For instance, the Perseid shower in August radiates from a point in northern Perseus; the Leonids in November issue from northwestern Leo; and the Geminids in December emanate from northeastern Gemini.
The Geminids are one of the most active regular showers.
Astronomy Ireland is urging the public to count how many Geminids they see every 15 minutes and email them to www.
Geminids perform excellently as a rule, under bright, crisp, clear winter skies.