Geminids meteor shower to be visible in Balkans on the night of December 13

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The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet” orbit. The meteors from this shower are slow moving, can be seen in the first 14 days of December and they peak on the night of the 13th. Recent showers have seen 120–160 meteors per hour under optimal conditions, generally around 02:00 to 03:00 local time.

The meteors in this shower appear to come from a radiant in the constellation Gemini (hence the shower’s name).

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