Ready, set Geminids

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is almost in motion. This promises to be one of the most spectacular meteor events of the year. 

During the early morning hours of December 14th (~2am) the Earth will travel through the debris of asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Thus viewing at this time will be the best opportunity to observe the meteors. 

According to space.com up to 120 meteors per hour are possible under a faint crescent moon with mostly clear skies. 

Temperatures will be on the chilly side. 30s southeast of Tucson are in the forecast while 40s can be expected closer to the city limits. Remember to avoid areas of city light for optimum viewing conditions. 

For a more detailed explanation on the annual meteor show click here. 

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