How & where to watch this weeks Geminids Meteor shower on Merseyside

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Over 120 meteors an hour could be spotted as the Geminids Meteor shower peaks on December 12th.

Astronomers say the best time to see the meteor shower is between December 12th – December 15th after 2am away from light pollution.

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the finest meteors showers visible, the meteors are that often and bright they are said to rival the August Perseids.

READ MORE: 5 astronomical events to look forward to this December on Merseyside

Whats the best way watch the meteor shower ?

Dress accordingly as evenings can get quite chilly.

Make observing meteors as enjoyable as possible by lying on a reclining chair or lounger, or just put a blanket on the floor, along with some food and drink.

You do not need to look in any particular direction as meteors appear randomly anywhere in the sky.

The most important thing is to be able to keep looking up filling your gaze with as much sky as possible, for as long as possible.

Where to watch a meteor shower ?

Find an area outside which has a wide view of the sky and away from bright lights.

You want your view of the sky to be as light-free as possible to improve your chances of seeing more meteors.

Also allow a few minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark; you will then be able to see the fainter meteors which are more common.

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