The Geminid meteor shower will be at its peak tonight, but many parts of the United States will be too cloudy for you to watch it in the night sky. If you can’t get a good view and the weather isn’t cooperating, just tune in to the livestream above, provided by Slooh. The livestream will automatically start in the window above at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central. The stream will last until midnight Central time. If the livestream isn’t working for any reason, you can access Slooh’s event page here.
This is one of the largest meteor showers of the year, with 100 to 150 meteors expected to be visible in the night sky per hour tonight. The meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the debris field of 3200 Phaeton. No one is positive what 3200 Phaeton is, but it’s suspected to either be a dead comet or an asteroid, according to Slooh. Most of the meteors will look white or yellow, but about 10 percent will appear red or blue.