One Of The Best Meteor Showers Of The Year Is Peaking Over Canada Next Week

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Geminid Meteor Shower In 2020: Canada's Sky Will Be The Stage For So Many Shooting Stars

With the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2020, Canada's skies will be the stage for an amazing celestial event.

This is known as one of the best meteors showers of the year for the Northern Hemisphere and you don't need a telescope to watch it happen!

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Dec. 13-14 the meteor shower peaks overnight

The shooting stars are usually white and bright in the sky and when it's dark, you can often see 50 or more meteors an hour.

If you're going to try and catch this show, you need to find a dark spot that's away from lights and give your eyes time to adjust.

Meteors will originate from close to the stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini which is where the name comes from.

The night of December 13 and the early hours of December 14 is when the shower peak.

According to EarthSky, the most shooting stars will streak across the sky in the hours after midnight and the best moment to look up is around 2:00 a.m. local time.

This year, the meteor shower almost exactly coincides with the new moon which means there won't be any moonlight to obstruct your view.

Happy watching!

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