Look up and catch the Geminids Meteor Shower show
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS 12) —
The Geminids Meteor Shower could have been the sky show of the year were it not for this summer’s lunar eclipse.
NASA has referred to this shower as one of the most “prolific and reliable meteor showers of the year” with an average of 60 Geminid Meteors per hour.
The peak of which is slated for overnight Wednesday evening going into Thursday morning, Dec. 13 into the 14th from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The shower is caused by the space object 3200 Phaethon, an Apollo asteroid as classified by NASA’s JPL database, and objects in its orbit burning up.
According to NASA, sky watching the event is easy as meteor showers will appear all over the sky. Although the main shower originates from the Gemini Constellation.
“The Geminids will be the best shower this year," said Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in a release. "The thin, waning crescent Moon won't spoil the show."