Peace Region too cloudy to view peak of meteor shower

The annual celestial show is expected to run between December 12th and 16th, with peak times between midnight and dawn on the 13th and 14th.

However, Northern B.C. may get a chance later in the week to witness what NASA is calling the best meteor shower of the year, as the weather forecast is predicting a clearer and sunnier pattern over the next couple days.

The Geminid meteor shower takes place every year in mid-December, as the Earth passes through debris from an object called 3200 Phaetheon, which astronomers believe is a meteor or asteroid. It is known for its multi-coloured streaks and slower speeds, making them easier to see.


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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.