Geminids Meteor Shower Live Stream: Watch NASA's Online Sky View

Today starts the final meteor shower of 2012 with Geminid.

The Geminid meteor shower is scheduled to appear during the night sky between Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.

According to NASA, Geminids are pieces of debris from the 3200 Phaethon, originally considered to be an asteroid, it is now categorized as an extinct comet.

"Basically it is the rocky skeleton of a comet that lost its ice after too many close encounters with the sun," states NASA. "Earth runs into a stream of debris from 3200 Phaethon every year in mid-December, causing meteors to fly from the constellation Gemini."

What could make Geminid the best meteor shower of the year will be the visibility. The moon will be in a new phase during Dec. 13, when the meteor shower is expected to peak at around 2 a.m. local time, but expect some scatters even earlier by 10 p.m.

What does this mean?

It means why sky will be darker, providing better viewing of the Geminids.

In preparation of the final meteor shower of 2012, NASA is scheduling a live web show with experts answering viewers' questions and will stream the meteor shower during from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA has provided live stream of previous meteor showers, as seen below. Latinos Post will provide live stream feed as the Dec. 13 date approaches.(Source)

Live Meteor shower cam

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Responses to "Geminid Meteor Shower Live Stream"

  1. TruXter says:

    2 part two videos?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I totally have a better view where I am. :)

    ..but its 2 cold outside! -.-

  3. Anonymous says:

    when does it start?

  4. Anonymous says:

    nice...thx you...oooooouuuuuuuuhhhhhhh

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh no! Did I miss it? thank you for sharing this with us all! :)
    It was cloudy where I live. :(

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