NASA to broadcast live video from Geminid meteor shower tonight
The 2012 Geminid meteor shower is forecast to appear from 9 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13-14, and is supposed to be "particularly lively, and tonight is its anticipated peak," said NASA.
"NASA Television will air live video from a skyward-aimed astronomy camera at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where meteor experts will be answering questions from the public via a late-night Web chat," the organization said.
Social media users can join the conversation by using the hashtag #Geminid.
"Geminids are pieces of debris from an extinct comet called 3200 Phaethon," said NASA. "Earth runs into a stream of debris from 3200 Phaethon every year in mid-December, causing meteors to fly from the constellation Gemini."
Tonight’s forecast calls for clear skies over Huntsville.
You can watch the meteor shower live from http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/geminids2012.html