Meteor Shower Tonight


By: ashish pokhriyal

The annual Gemenids Meteor Shower peaks tonight with as many as 30-40 meteors per hour visible despite the bright waning gibbous moon. 

You can see them earlier too, starting about 9-10pm. 

This show-stopping shower features fragments from a comet called 3200 Phaethon.

NASA reports these meteors travel up to 78,000 miles per hour- 40 times the the rate of a speeding bullet!

To best see the meteor shower, NASA advises you grab a blanket and lie down with your feet pointing south. 

You may have to let your eyes adjust for a bit so don’t look at your phone.

Also pack your patience in addition to your hat and gloves.