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The Geminid Meteor Shower: Reliable and Rewarding

The reliable Geminid meteor shower is an annual hit for stargazers, and it should not disappoint this year despite waxing gibbous moonlight during the shower's peak tonight (December 13/14).

The image above - a composite of exposures was made during a three hour period - is from last year's shower, as seen from central China. Dark skies above are shared with bright Jupiter (right), Orion, (right of center) and the faint band of the Milky Way. 

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