Triangle stargazers might miss out on one of the best meteor showers of the year because of bad timing and cloudy conditions.
Tuesday night is supposed to be the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, one of the best and most reliable showers each year, according to NASA. Up to 120 meteors can usually be seen per hour under good conditions.
But with a full moon Tuesday night and expected cloudy conditions, according to the National Weather Service forecast, Triangle viewers probably won’t see too many meteors.
There’s a chance of rain after about 1 p.m. and again Tuesday night. It’s expected to be mostly cloudy during the day and through the night, according to the weather service.
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The full moon alone could make all but the brightest meteors invisible to the naked eye, according to NASA.
Meteors can be seen beginning at about 9 or 10 p.m. local time and are viewable through the night.