NASA TV provides live video of Geminid meteor shower
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- for spotting a Geminid meteor.
The 2012 Geminid meteor shower is forecast to be particularly lively, and Thursday night is its anticipated peak.
From 11 p.m. EST Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday (Dec. 13-14), NASA Television will air live video from a skyward-aimed astronomy camera at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where meteor experts will be answering questions from the public via a late-night Web chat.
Social media users can join the conversation by using the hashtag #Geminid.
Geminids are pieces of debris from an extinct comet called 3200 Phaethon. Earth runs into a stream of debris from 3200 Phaethon every year in mid-December, causing meteors to fly from the constellation Gemini.