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Fraser
2005-Sep-08, 06:59 AM
SUMMARY: On Monday, December 13, brave skywatchers should be able to see hundreds of meteors an hour when the Geminids begin. It's possibly the best meteor showers in the whole year, and happens because the Earth is plowing through bits of dust left over from Asteroid 3200 Phaethon at 129,000 kph (80,000 mph). Although you'll see more meteors at midnight, one of the best times to watch is right at sunset when the constellation of Gemini is right on the horizon. You might see an Earthgrazer, where a meteor skips across the Earth's atmosphere and leaves a long, bright and colourful tail.

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