New meteor shower escorts Geminids this year

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PostWed Dec 12, 2012 5:08 pm » by xSZx


A new meteor shower will make an appearance at the same time as Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Phaethon, also known as Geminids.
The source of the new meteor shower is Comet Wirtanen which is expected to peak tonight and tomorrow with as many as 30 meteors per hour.
Russian forecaster Mikhail Maslov predicts as many as four stream crossings between December 10th and 14th.
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