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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2013, 09:32:32 am »
I won't be able to watch this... snow and ice coming in as we speak.

A peak performance by Geminid meteor shower: See it live or online

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One of the best meteor showers of the year is set to put on a performance Friday night, but if you can't catch the cosmic display in person, you can watch it live online.

The Geminid meteor shower named for the constellation Gemini is peaking late tonight into Saturday morning, potentially treating stargazers in light-free areas to about 90 to 120 meteors per hour. Observers can expect to get the best views of the shower, weather permitting, at around 4 a.m. local time in the wee hours of Saturday morning after the waxing moon sets, according to Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

"This year, there will be a magic hour starting at about 4 a.m. up until dawn that there will be no moon and you'll be able to see the Geminids in their full glory," Cooke told reporters on Dec. 11. Space fans everywhere can catch the meteor show live online through two webcasts from the online Slooh Space Camera and NASA. You can watch both NASA and Slooh's live webcasts on Space.com. [See Photos of the 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower]

NASA is hosting a web chat about the meteor shower beginning at 11 p.m. EST. Cooke and two of his team members Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw will answer questions from the public about the Geminids during the "up all night" webcast. The chat is expected to run until 3 a.m. EST and can be seen here.
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