LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Stargazers have a chance to see what are called the best meteor showers of the year this weekend.
The Geminid meteorite will peak overnight from Sunday to Monday morning and there should be excellent viewing because there will be no moon in the night sky
While taking a shower, there are between 50 to 150 shooting stars each hour. It’s best viewed out of the city lights and will be best viewed around 2am (PDT).
The Geminid Meteor Shower is active December 4-17 but is most noticeable on December 13-14.
According to Astromy.com, the Geminids have been traced back to an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, which has its steep orbit around the Sun once every 1.4 years. This orbit brings it closer to our star than any other asteroid.
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