Geminid meteor shower 2023: When, where & how to see it

The Geminid meteor shower occurs between November 19 to December 24 and will peak on the nights of December 13 and 14.

2023 will be a great year for Geminid meteor shower viewing as it peaks around the time of the new moon which arrives at 6:32 p.m. EST (2332 GMT) on Dec. 12.

To best see the Geminid meteor shower, go to the darkest possible location, lean back and relax.

HOW TO SEE THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER

You don't need any special equipment like telescopes or binoculars as the secret is to take in as much sky as possible and allow at least 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

HOW TO SEE THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER

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Although it is best visible from the Northern Hemisphere, Geminid meteors can also be spotted from the Southern Hemisphere.

WHERE CAN YOU SEE THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER?

From Earth's perspective, the Geminid meteor shower appears to originate from approximately the direction of the Gemini constellation.

WHERE CAN YOU SEE THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER?

Make sure to move your gaze around the nearby constellations as meteors closer to the radiant have shorter trains and are more difficult to spot.

WHERE CAN YOU SEE THE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER?

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