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Geminid meteor shower lights up night sky
Those looking to make a wish on a shooting star should have plenty of opportunities when they gaze skyward during Thursday night's Geminid meteor shower, which astronomers call the "most intense meteor shower of the year."
The meteor shower peaks late Thursday night into dawn Friday with an estimated 50 or more meteors per hour. A new moon on Thursday will make the sky dark for ample...