The Geminid meteor shower stops by for its annual visit this coming week – or, depending on on your perspective, we’re dropping by there! The yearly meteor shower is caused by Earth passing through the debris trail of the asteroidal object 3200 Phaethon – an unusual asteroid with cometlike behaviour.
The best times to see the shower in our area will be December 13th & 14th, in the hours just after midnight, but you may spot meteors any time in the next couple of weeks.
- Geminids at NASA https://blogs.nasa.gov/Watch_the_Skies/2018/12/06/get-ready-stargazers-the-geminids-are-coming/
- Geminids at EarthSky.org https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-geminid-meteor-shower