I missed the Leonid meteor shower in November so I was delighted to learn that there's another shower on its way in mid-December. Astronomer Tanya Hill explains more in our monthly Video Skynotes.
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Twenty Geminid meteors an hour? Those are pretty good odds for spotting one!
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