Geminid meteor shower to grace the night sky on Dec. 13



gemenid meteor shower 2012The Geminid meteor shower 2012 is expected to peak on December 13 and 14!

Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat as the annual Geminid meteor shower is set to put a spectacular show on Thursday night.

According to NASA, the Geminid meteor shower can be watched anywhere on Earth producing as much as 120 meteors per hour in the dark skies without any weather disturbances. Also, it is believed that the meteor shower can last for days.

How to watch the 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower?

Earthsky.org said, the Geminids may peak at about 2 a.m. ET on December 13 and 14. That is the time when the meteor shower’s radiant point in the sky is at maximum and it can be seen all over the world.

Experts suggests to starting examining the night sky at around 9 or 10 p.m. ET. But if you find some weather disturbances on you area, you can still watch it via NASA’s live stream feeds on their website on December 13 and 14. NASA’s light-activated camera at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama will switch on at sunset on both dates.


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