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A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week

The best meteor shower of the year peaks on Wednesday night (Dec. 13). Here’s what to expect.

Tradition has it that wishes made on shooting stars come true. But astronomy has it that they are actually tiny particles no larger than sand grains and with the consistency of cigar ash, that collide with the Earth’s atmosphere and streak across the sky in a blaze of incandescent gas as they descend from space and disintegrate. [Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: How and When to See It]

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