Look for: The Geminid Meteor Shower Expected to Be Better for 2020

Look for: The Geminid Meteor Shower Expected to Be Better for 2020

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).

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, Nevada – December 14: The Geminid meteor lines between the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation early on December 14, 2018 in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. The meteor show, known as the Geminid meteor shower, because it appears to be radiating from the constellation of Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris ejected from an asteroid-like object called the 3200 Phaethon. The showers can be seen every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

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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