NASA providing live video of Geminid meteor shower

NASA providing live video of Geminid meteor shower

KHOU 11 News viewer Tammy McDowell Richey

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 3:11 AM

HOUSTON -- Thursday night you should be able to look up in the sky to see a Geminid meteor shower.

NASA says the 2012 Geminid meteor shower is expected to be particularly lively, and Thursday night is its anticipated peak.

From 10 p.m. CST Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday, you can look up in the sky to see the meteor shower. If you’re not having any luck from your back yard, NASA Television will air live video from its camera at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

NASA says 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.

Click here for NASA’s live video stream.

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