Tonight's weather should be perfect to see some fireballs light up the sky across New York.

The Geminid Meteor Shower will take place tonight and with the current weather pattern, most of New York will have clear skies to see all the action.


WHAT IS THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER?

The Geminid Meteor shower is a yearly shower of meteors that happens in November and December. According to Earthsky.org, the asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon is responsible for the Geminid meteor shower.

WHEN DOES THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER HAPPEN?

It happens every year in the latter part of the year. This year the Meteor Shower began on November 29th and will go on until December 24th. December 13th will be the date the meteor shower is at its peak.

WHAT DOES THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER LOOK LIKE?

Because the Geminid Meteor Shower is caused by an asteroid and not a comet, the practicals tend to burn quickly and don't leave a trail. Geminid meteors are usually bright, white, and quickly disappear.

 

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If you can't see tonight's meteor shower you will have one last chance to see another one before the end of the year. The Ursid meteor shower is expected to pass over the Earth on December 21st and 22nd.

LOOKING UP: 40 Breathtaking Images Of The Perseid Meteor Shower Around The World

According to NASA, the Perseid meteor shower is "considered the best meteor shower of the year." The show typically peaks mid-August. For 2023, the shower peaked around the world between Aug. 12-14. The latest edition of the meteor shower created an extra special light show in the sky. Here is what the Perseid meteor shower looked like across the globe.

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

Fall Meteor Showers That Will Light Up The Night Sky Over Maine

Fall is an active season for meteor showers. It's also the last few meteor showers you can view without freezing to the bone. Maine is a great place to see some of the best meteor showers of the year. It's not very hard to find dark areas away from light pollution to get a clear view of the night sky. Here's some fall meteor showers that will light up the night sky in the coming months.

Gallery Credit: Paul Wolfe

Perseid Meteor Shower

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