Geminid Meteors Are Ready For A Big Show

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A Geminid meteor streaks diagonally across the sky against a field of star trails over one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation in December 2007 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaeton. The shower is visible every December.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Geminid meteor streaks diagonally across the sky against a field of star trails over one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation in December 2007 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaeton. The shower is visible every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Although there are lights from Christmas lights to see at this time of year, a big natural light show is set to light up the skies above Colorado.

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower will be firing at its peak Monday night into Tuesday morning. This time around astronomy experts are estimating night sky watchers may see up to 100 shooting stars per hour.

Your going to have to stay up late to see the best of the show. That will come after midnight. The moon will set around midnight — before then the moon’s light  interferes with seeing all the meteors in their full brightness. There will be lots of clouds out so it is going to have to be a game of peek-a-boo with the clouds and the Geminids.

If you do stay up, look to the southern sky and the meteors will look as though they are shooting out of the Gemini constellation. The peak will be right before dawn on Tuesday morning.

aguilera Geminid Meteors Are Ready For A Big Show- By Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

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