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Geminid meteor shower to peak early Sunday morning

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The Geminid meteor shower will peak early tomorrow morning, but it may be hard to see in Spokane. The Geminid meteor shower will peak early tomorrow morning, but it may be hard to see in Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash. - If the sky is clear tonight make sure to head outside to catch the Geminid meteor shower. It is one of the best of the year. It actually started last night and will continue into Sunday morning with its peak between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. overnight into Sunday morning. Spokane will be dealing with fog overnight so it may be difficult for people to catch the show.

What makes the Geminid meteor shower so unique is that generally Earth passes though a debris path left by a comet. The Geminid though is a 3 mile wide asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaeton. It was first discovered back in 1983. We are expected to a quarter moon in the sky so it may be difficult to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower.

If you can't go outside check out the live show online through Slooh Community Observatory. Click here: http://live.slooh.com/stadium/live/the-spectacular-geminid-meteor-shower-sensation-of-december-2014
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