Geminid meteor shower to be visible from Vietnam

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People in Vietnam will be able to watch the Geminid meteor shower, which will peak on the night of December 13 and early morning of December 14, according to the Vietnam Astronomy and Space Association.

Nguyen Duc Phuong, the association's deputy secretary general, said the Geminid meteor shower is usually considered the most dramatic of all the annual meteor displays.

"Next week, up to 120 meteors per hour could be visible under good viewing conditions," he said.

Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars.' The Geminids are different. The parent is not a comet but a weird rocky object named 3200 Phaethon that sheds very little dusty debris.

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