December will be a busy month for astronomy lovers and star gazers as two good meteor showers will be visible over the skies in South Jersey just in time for the holiday season.

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If you love star gazing, you might want to grab a sweatshirt and blanket, start a fire, and get ready for an awesome meteor show which will be visible over the skies over South Jersey. According to an article from NJ.com, the to meteor shows will arrive in mid to late December.

The first meteor show called the Geminids meteor shower makes it's debut in early December and will peak over the skies of South Jersey in the pre-dawn hours of December 14th. You may be able to watch as many as 120 shooting stars in any given hour. Geminids is sometimes referred to as the best of the best meteor shower in the entire year.

The Ursids meteor shower makes its debut around December 17th. Peak time will be into the predawn hours of December 22nd which is also the first full day of the 2020 winter season. Five to 10 shooting stars per hour may be visible with this one.

The best way to watch a meteor shower according to the website Earth Sky is to find a dark spot, find out when peak time will be, make sure you have the right day, know the phases of the moon, dress warmly, bring a thermos of hot chocolate, coffee or tea, bring a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy the night sky!
source: nj.com earthsky.org

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