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Don't Miss the Geminids Meteor Shower Tonight

Final meteor shower of year to put on a show despite bright moon.

Tonight starting at 10 p.m., put on something warm and head outside to the or to catch a glimpse of the last major meteor shower of the year.

The annual Geminids meteor shower will be in peak viewing time for the east coast starting at 10 p.m. EST and continuing until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

According to NASA, the Geminids is the best annual meteor shower-- with 80-120 visible meteors per hour on a night with clear skies. Tonight, the brightness of the moon will put somewhat of a damper on the view, but star-gazers can still expect to see as many as 40 meteors per hour.

Never fear, however, Huffington Post has some tips courtesy of Astronomy magazine to help you get the best view despite the moon.

NASA will be holding a live Web chat during the viewing, featuring experts from the Marshall Space Flight Center to answer questions about the Geminids from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. To join in the conversation, click here.


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