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This bright Geminid meteor appeared above the author's backyard during the Geminid meteor shower on the night of December 13, 2020. Stars from the constellation Orion appear at the top and the bright star Sirius is below the meteor.  The peak of the 2022 Geminid shower occurs on Wednesday evening, December 14.

Geminid meteor shower and Mars visible in Fayetteville, North Carolina

December night sky viewing is awesome…just chill. Brighter stars shine in the evening sky at this time of year, and in December we have the bright planets Saturn and Jupiter visible in the evening. There is also a close passage of Mars by us earlier this month. The Geminid meteor shower, one of the best …

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The Leonid meteor shower could cause an explosion of up to 250 meteors per hour |  CNN

The Leonid meteor shower could cause an explosion of up to 250 meteors per hour | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Known as some of the world’s fastest meteors, the Leonids blaze across the night sky every year during the month of November. Historically, they are considered one of the most impressive meteor showers …

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The 2022 Leonid meteor shower peaks this week. The best times to see the bright November fireballs.

Just a week after a total lunar eclipse turned November’s full moon a rusty-reddish color, another notable event in the sky is on the way. This time it’s the 2022 Leonid meteor shower, which is expected to peak in the next few days. Known as one of the best meteor showers of the fall season …

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