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Bright early Geminid meteor

The 2016 Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of a full moon. Eliot Herman caught this early Geminid, emerging from its radiant point into a moonless sky.

Bright early Geminid meteor over Tucson, Arizona by Eliot Herman.

Bright early Geminid meteor over Tucson, Arizona by Eliot Herman.

Peak night for the Geminid meteor shower in 2016 is December 13 (morning of December 14). Best around 2 a.m. Moonlight will surely interfere, but these meteors tend to be bright. Maybe you’ll catch a cool moonlit meteor photo! Eliot Herman caught this photo in a moon-free sky on December 9, 2016.

Read more: Geminid meteor shower 2016 ahead

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