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Floridians Might Catch Great Views of Geminids Meteor Shower

Floridians might be in store for an excellent view of the Geminids meteor shower. The Geminids is considered to be one of the best and most reliable annual meteor showers.

According to NASA, this years Giminids will offer good meteor rates starting around 9-10 p.m. Sunday going into the early morning hours Monday.

If you're interested in viewing the shower, here are some tips from NASA:

  • Find an area well away from city or street lights.
  • Lie flat on your back with your feet facing south and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible.
  • After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors.
  • The show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.

If you're unsure if you'll be able to view the meteor shower from where you are, the handy Fluxtimator allows you to calculate the expected shower rate for a given date and a given location

According to NBC 6 Meteorologist Irene Sans, the best time for viewing is around 3 a.m. Make sure you're far away from city pollution. 

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#Geminids meteor shower will not be visible for much of the Eastern Half of the U.S. Texas and most of Oklahoma will... Posted by Irene Sans on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Expect showers to be visible through Tuesday.

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