The Geminids meteor shower is poised to be the best meteor shower of the year, and this NASA live stream is your best way to watch the spectacle from the comfort of your home.
As many as 150 meteors per hour will streak across the night sky over the next few days, and if you can't make it out to a desolate location where the stars are clearly visible, this NASA Geminids meteor shower live stream is the next-best thing.
Simply scroll to the end of this article and press "play" in order to watch the Geminids meteor shower live stream on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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NASA provides live streaming video from its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., via this exclusive feed, which provides an optimal way to experience the glory that is the Geminids meteor shower without leaving the couch.
Make sure to pick an opportune time to watch the Geminids meteor shower, as it will be the most exciting while at its peak, when the frequency of meteors in the night sky will be the highest. This year, the Geminids meteor shower peak dates are Thursday and Friday, so set you calendar for those days.
And just so you know, GeekSmash reports that the absolute best time to view the Geminids meteor shower this year will be 2 a.m. EST Friday. So maybe set your watches, too. If that exact time and date doesn't work for you, at least aim to view the Geminids meteor shower in the early morning hours, when Gemini is at its highest point, according to the Examiner.
The Geminids meteor shower is the result of the Earth passing through the remnant particles of an exploded asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, according to CBS News.
Luckily, the Moon will be mostly shielded from view due to being near its new phase during the Geminids, so it will not create enough light to significantly reduce the majesty of the meteor shower. At the peak days on Thursday and Friday, viewers can expect to see as many as 150 meteors per hour, according to CBS.