Look Up! The Geminid Meteor Shower Promises 100 Shooting Stars an Hour Tonight

Possibly the best meteor shower of the year will light up skies over North East Lincolnshire tonight – and it’s looking like there will be some clear spells so you can see it.

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The annual Geminids display is forecast to peak in the early hours, with as many as 100 shooting stars an hour predicted. Astronomers are hopeful tonight’s shower will have good viewing conditions with no full moon to wash it out with brightness, as was the case last year.

Here is everything you need to know:

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When will the Geminid meteor shower peak?

The Geminid meteor shower will peak on Thursday, December 14 at around 2am. It is best to go outside, or stand in front of a window, at least 20 minutes before this time so that your eyes can adjust to the night sky.

Between this time the showers will be at their brightest and most visible.

How can I see it?

You won't need binoculars or a telescope to view the shower as these are designed to see objects that stand still as opposed to moving ones. The naked eye is best.

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