Watch for Geminid meteor shower Thursday night


Thursday night will see a real celestial show as the Geminid meteor shower, one of the two biggest of the year, sprinkles the night sky with falling stars.

And a Russian astronomer is predicting a whole new meteor shower might happen at the same time, giving sky-watchers a double dose of thrills.

“The Geminids are one of the best performers among the meteor showers of the year,” says Mark Hammergren, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

The show should start just after sunset local time across North America and continue until dawn.

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