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Geminid Meteor Shower lights up the sky Wednesday night

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

This Wednesday night, the Geminid Meteor Shower will peak.  Clouds may be an issue tonight, though we expect more clouds northeast of St. Louis and more clear skies south and southwest of St. Louis.

Starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, look to the east to see the start of the meteor shower. You should turn your focus to the south between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. as that is when the shower will be at its peak.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, but some breaks in clouds could allow for a quick glimpse of what should be a spectacular meteor shower.

Up to 120 meteors an hour could be visible in the sky Wednesday night. For the best viewing, it is recommended that you go to a rural area, or an area with minimal artificial light.

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