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How you can see the Geminid Meteor Shower tonight

We should see decent viewing conditions come Sunday evening!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Geminid Meteor Shower happens each year and can be a spectacular sight! Once a year, Earth passes through a huge debris cloud in space from an old asteroid called 3200 Phaethon. When the meteoroids hit earth's atmosphere they vaporize as tiny, but bright meteors.

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This year, we should have a great view of the meteors! Our forecast calls for mostly clear skies overnight Sunday into early Monday. Temps will be very chilly in the 30s though so bundle up! 

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Sunday night you'll want to distance yourself from any light pollution - street lights and porch lights  - and look up for the Gemini constellation. From there you may be able to catch 60-120 meteors per hour! If you take any photos, please share them with us! 



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