The Geminid meteor shower could be the best in years. CBC News

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The nights may be frigid as temperatures dip to well below zero across most of the country, but there’s a good reason to bundle up and head outside over the coming week: the Geminid meteor shower.

The Geminids are one of the most reliable — and most active — meteor showers of the year. And the stars have aligned to make it even better than usual.

On any given night, you might catch a few meteors darting across the sky, but with showers, the chances increase as Earth plows through a stream of debris left over from a passing comet or asteroid.

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