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Dec 14, 2011 7:52 PM

Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight !

TUCSON- After several cloudy nights in Southern AZ tonight will be a good night to catch the last of the Geminid Meteor Shower. The best time to view is from 10pm and 3am with the peak at 2-3am.

Chief Meteorologist Rob Guarino says you'll see a few good fireballs in the sky and and at times could see up to 100-130 meteors per hour. The reason we get the fireballs to show up is as the streaks of ice & rock past close to the sun they melt and let off a glow.

Don't worry if they look big in the sky the average meteor is the size of a grain of sand with a few the size of a pebble. The moon will be bright tonight but we'll still get a decent view.


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