The Geminids

Meteor shower (Photo courtesy of NASA)
Meteor shower (Photo courtesy of NASA)


You heard that the Geminds, considered the best meteor shower of the year, peak Dec. 14 but that is early in the morning. They are worth staying up for or getting up early because you see about 100 meteors per hour.

 The moon is not a factor and the mostly clear skies across the US should help.

But if you miss the time slot you can also watch on a free, livesteam hosted by Slooh Telescope and the Virtual Telescope project in Italy.

The Slooh robotic telescope network is hosting a free livestream of the Geminid meteor shower beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT) on Thursday (Dec. 14). 

Slooh operates a network of telescopes in Chile and the Canary islands. The organization hosts livestream webcasts.

Author: Jodie

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