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A Powerful Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Across Canada This Month

20 to 60 shooting stars per hour!

One of the most beautiful shows in the world is coming to Montreal - and the rest of the northern hemisphere - this month. The annual Geminid meteor shower will be seen once again over Montreal during the month of Decemeber!

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TL;DR The Geminid meteor which is considered one of the most powerful and reliable meteor showers will be seen above Montreal and the rest of the northern hemisphere on peak nights of December 13th & 14th. If skies are clear, you can catch up to 60 shooting stars in the city.

This show is going to be a massive natural fireworks performance, which will begin this slowly this week, and peak on the nights of December 13th and 14th.

The Geminid meteor showers are known for their ability to produce a huge amount of shooting stars.

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Even in the suburbs of Montreal where there's still technically a great deal of light pollution, you will be able to catch 20-60 per hour on peak nights if the sky is clear.

If you drive up to the Laurentians, that's a whole other story. The best show in town will be visible from the up north.

In the clear evening skies of the country, it's estimated that you will be able to see up to 120 shooting stars per hour.

The Geminid is considered one of the most powerful and reliable meteor showers around. And according to earthsky.org it's most powerful in the late evening, around 2 a.m.

Don't forget to catch it this month across Canada! It's the best free romantic date activity for the winter too!

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