The Geminid Meteor Shower Is Tonight
Helpful too is the moon rising late and in the "waning crescent" phase so a dark sky is guaranteed. Another thing too is that the Geminids are associated with an asteroid. That's different than those created by comets. I'm no scientist, but having an asteroid as the foundation creates the best source of the dust particles needed that will then burn up as they reach the earth's atmosphere creating a more specular show.
Tonight, the most meteors will be visible from midnight to 4 a.m. I know it's late but it'll be worth staying up. Also, as I've mentioned before, we're fortunate to have several cool spots to take in the shower. The Colorado National Monument works, although you will have the lights of Grand Junction to contend with. On top of The Grand Mesa is a great place. You'll want to dress warm and pack the extra outerwear. The fact is anywhere away from the city lights will work.
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