Meteor Shower to Peak on Saturday

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 11, 2002   View Article

If clouds and a bright moon obscured your view of last month’s Leonids meteor shower, take heart. Meteor gazers have another chance to catch a show this year. The annual Geminid meteor shower is reaching peak force, streaking from a mysterious object known as 3200 Phaethon.

The shower began on December 7 and is predicted to reach peak intensity of 120 meteors per hour at 10:00 Universal Time (5:00 a.m. ET) on December 14, according to Bill Cooke, an astronomer at the Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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