Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Geminid Meteor Shower is Underway
Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 13, 2012: http://spaceweather.com
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Around the world, observers are counting as many as 60 shooting stars per hour, a number which could increase sharply as the shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14. Wherever you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours between local midnight and sunrise. Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos, and updates.