The Geminids are an annual meteor shower which lasts for 2 weeks with maximum activity between local midnight and dawn on Dec. 14th when the radiant is high in the sky. At this time, you may see 100 meteors per hour on a clear night. You can also see some good long tailed shooting stars at dusk when they're grazing the atmosphere.

To find the radiant, look for the constellation of Orion then look above his head for a large rectangle of bright stars. This is the constellation of Gemini, the radiant of this shower is between the stars Castor and Pollux, the twins - hence the name Geminids.

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