Geminids 2017: Can you still see them tonight?

No matter where you are viewing, NASA says the meteor shower will reach its peak between 7:30 p.m. on December 13 and dawn the morning of December 14, with the most meteors visible from midnight to 4 a.m. on December 14.

Under good conditions, the meteor shower can reportedly be seen once per minute.

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The show will compensate for the flop of the in August, when the glare of a full moon snuffed most viewers' attempts to appreciate the event.

"Backyard...wrapped in blankets...watching the Geminid meteor shower...best life moments", tweeted another user, anna0471, who is based in California. "It's either a near-Earth asteroid or an extinct comet, sometimes called a rock comet".

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Time-lapse video of the annual meteor shower was captured over the Changbai Mountains, a mountain range on the border between China and North Korea that is considered to be one of the best observation locations due to its distance from urban light pollution.

The bright object could be seen from various parts of the metro, but most calls came from the west side of town. Having an asteroid as the foundation of a meteor shower provides an excellent source of dust grains that will burn up as they dive into the Earth's atmosphere, according to NASA.

Geminid meteors travel fairly slowly, at around 22 miles (35 km) per second. The shower is predicted to be at its maximum around 2:00 a.m. on December 14 and the number of meteors can reach up to 120 per hour.

Its unusual orbit will see it pass closer to the sun than any other named asteroid.

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