Geminid Meteor Shower is This Week [VIDEO]
One of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year is happening on Wednesday, December 13, and Thursday, December 14. The Geminid Meteor Shower will have up to 120 meteors per hour for you to view, which should be incredible!
According to Space.com, the first viewing of the Geminid was in 1833 from a riverboat on the Mississippi, and they get brighter and stronger every year. Peak viewing time is usually around 2:00 am, and they will appear all across the sky. You won't need binoculars or telescopes, but your eyes will need to adjust to the darkness before you can spot them. Our own staff meteorologist, Rob Perillo, from KATC, says we will be able to see it tonight, Tuesday, as well.
And in case you were wondering what exactly makes a meteor, it happens to be rocks in space that collide with Earth's atmosphere. Now, don't you feel a whole lot smarter?! Enjoy one of Mother Nature's most beautiful shows, y'all!