120 meteors an hour could be spotted tonight from the geminids meteor shower, but can I see it on Merseyside ?

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Over 120 meteors an hour could be spotted as the Geminids Meteor shower peaks tonight.

Astronomers say the best time to see the meteor shower is 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.

Whats the best way watch the meteor shower ?

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.

Will it be visible on Merseyside ?

This years geminids meteor shower may be hard to spot as cloud and rain is forecast for Merseyside.

The best chances of spotting the shower will during any cloud break, so it may be a case of heading out to the garden to see if there are any clear patches of sky.

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