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Plus, those meteors will be bright and fast, traveling at 79,000 miles per hour.
These smaller meteors can cause significant damage.
In perhaps the most famous case, a meteor blew apart over Siberia in 1908, releasing energy equal to the power of 200 Hiroshima-size atomic bombs.
Rates of one meteor a minute are expected at the Geminids' peak, according to NASA.
Meteor showers are named for the constellations from which the meteors appear to originate.
The magazine says up to 120 meteors an hour could be visible from rural skies.
The meteor shower was named after the constellation Gemini because many of the meteors appear to come from that constellation.
Some areas may see up to 120 meteors per hour, according to Farmers' Almanac.
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