December is here, which means the stunning Geminid meteor shower is primed to put on its spectacular annual show as it whizzes past the Earth. Unlike many of the year's biggest astronomical events, Australians are in prime position to get the best show from the Geminids this year. Here's how to watch it.
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This year gets off to a relatively slow start when it comes to seeing the annual major meteor showers. The Quadrantids, one of the big three annual showers, are lost to the vagaries of the full Moon in early January. But the year’s other two most active annual showers – the Perseids (in August) and Geminids (in December) – are set to put on fine displays.
So when and where should you look to have the best chance of seeing nature’s fireworks?