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Supermoon and Meteors are two celestial phenomena that will be fighting for our attention high above our heads tonight.

The Geminids are one of the year's best meteor showers but may be dimmed by the bright light of yet another "supermoon" tonight and early Wednesday morning.

Even worse, thick clouds from coast to coast may make for poor viewing conditions for much of the country.

If there was no bright moon or pesky clouds, the Geminid meteor shower can shoot more than 100 meteors per hour, often in dazzling fireballs. If the cold air does not stop a determined astronomy fan, tonight, is the time to leave the beer and wine behind as alcohol interferes with the eye’s dark adaption as well as the visual perception of these visual special events.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week, But Supermoon Full Moon Interferes https://shar.es/18BCmm

Final Supermoon of 2016 to block view of Geminids meteor shower: What to expect tonight http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/0/final-supermoon-2016-block-view-gem...

Supermoon, Geminids battle for night sky supremacy http://cnet.co/2hyfKvh

www.astronomy.com