Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak Dec 13; NASA Experts to Answer Questions Dec. 12

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The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours of Dec. 13-14, with best viewing typically around 2 a.m. To learn why meteors and comets are important to NASA, the public is invited to join a live Reddit Ask-Me-Anything event at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Answering your questions will be NASA meteor experts Bill Cooke, Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw, all from NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. For viewers experiencing clouds, meteor shower footage will be broadcast live from 8 p.m. Dec. 13 until 6 a.m. on Dec. 14 on Marshall’s Ustream account. Social media followers interested in joining the online conversation can tweet questions to Marshall’s Twitter account or share Geminid images by uploading them to the Geminid Meteor photo group on Marshall’s Flickr account.

4 thoughts on “Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak Dec 13; NASA Experts to Answer Questions Dec. 12

  1. pat kerr

    The peak night of the 2016 Geminid meteor shower is December 13 (evening of December 13 until dawn December 14). The nights before and after might be good as well. Geminid meteors tend to be few and far between at early evening, but intensify in number as evening deepens into late night.

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    1. Kristine M Rainey

      Hi –
      The Reddit Ask-Me-Anything with our Marshall experts is at 2:00 pm Central. We hope you can join us!
      Thanks!

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