2014 Geminids Meteor Shower: discuss with NASA

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It’s a many smashing time of a year — for spotting a Geminid meteor! The 2014 Geminid meteor showering is foresee to be a sharp-witted meteor showering with good views in a skies over Earth. The week of Dec. 8 is a good window for Geminid-watching, though a night of Dec. 13-14 is a approaching peak. Best observation will be in dim sky locations, divided from city lights.

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Geminids are pieces of waste from an intent called 3200 Phaethon. Long suspicion to be an asteroid, Phaethon is now personal as an archaic comet. Basically it is a hilly skeleton of a comet that mislaid a ice after too many tighten encounters with a sun. Earth runs into a tide of waste from 3200 Phaethon each year in mid-December, causing meteors to fly from a constellation Gemini. When a Geminids initial seemed in a early 19th century, shortly before a U.S. Civil War, a showering was diseased and captivated small attention. There was no spirit that it would ever turn a vital display.

On Dec. 13, Cooke and a group of astronomers from Marshall Space Flight Center will horde an overnight NASA web discuss from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. CDT, responding questions about a Geminid meteor shower. The Geminids are approaching to rise only before emergence on Dec. 14, with a likely rise rate of 100 to 120 meteors per hour.

To join a webchat on Dec. 13, record into a discuss page at: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/geminids_2014.html

A few mins before a chat, a discuss window will be active during a bottom of a page.

In addition, a Ustream feed from a telescope during Marshall will be available: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Source: NASA