How To Watch The Annual Geminid Meteor Shower In Chicago

December 13, 2017
Don't let the cold temperatures dissuade you from witnessing something beautiful. The annual Geminid meteor shower peaking overnight Dec. 13-14. As NASA points out, the Geminids are active every December as the Earth passes through a trail of dusty debris (or known as "cosmik debris" by one Frank Zappa) shed by a rocky object named 3200 Phaethon. According to NASA, you should be able to see the meteor shower between 7:30 PM on 12/13 and dawn on 12/14. The meteor shower will be most visible from Midnight-4 AM. If you're in the Chicagoland area, you're best bet is to take a drive away from the city where you won't get any interference from light pollution. Connect With XRT On Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram