Look up! The year's best meteor shower is set to peak12/11/2012
If weather permits this week, head outside around 10 p.m. and gape at the sky. The year's brightest meteor shower, the Geminids, is set to put on its annual show, peaking Dec. 13. You can see 100 to 150 meteors per hour without a telescope or binoculars, though plan to spend a few hours in the dark to let your eyes adjust. The Geminids are especially spectacular because they're from an asteroid, not a comet, making them stronger and able to survive lower in the atmosphere. They don't go that low, though: According to NASA, it's "exceedingly rare" for a meteorite (a meteor that hits the ground) to land near people — and these won't make it to Earth. Happy sky-watching! [Source]
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