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Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower 12/13/12 Possible Appearance of a Yet Un-named Shower Also

Coincidentally, it seems there will be an excellent viewing opportunity tonight for not one, but possibly two meteor showers. Including a yet un-named shower, possibly explaining the recent multiple spectacular meteor reports in the last day.

The Geminid shower should linger until Dec. 16 or so.

With recent reports about a few large meteors making the news before the scheduled peak of the Geminids shower, it might very well be indicative of an excellent show tonight. Even better - viewing conditions are forecast to be virtually ideal due to the current moon phase.

Keep your digital cams and tripods handy!

From Space.com

Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat tonight, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on a spectacular show.

The Geminids will peak overnight tonight (Dec. 13) with the moon at its new phase. The skies will thus be free of the moon's glare, allowing viewers in rural areas to see perhaps 100 or more meteors per hour, experts say.

A new and as-yet unnamed meteor shower may also make an appearance tonight, ramping up the celestial display even further.

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bigmikedude's picture

I tried, but the cam was giving me flak

and shutting off, and I kept missing them. So when I decided to just record video and leave it run, there wasn't a single one for 24 minutes.

: (

Too cold, I'm done trying to video. But I did see one awesome one so far.