The Geminid meteor shower, the final major meteor shower of 2012, is what NASA calls the most intense of the year and will peak overnight Dec. 13 to 14.
From 11 p.m. today, Dec. 13, to 3 a.m. Dec. 14, EST, meteor experts from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will be available to answer your questions via a late-night Web chat. There will be two ways to ask your questions:
- NASA Chat: Use the NASA chat module, which will appear on this page at 11 p.m. EST. Simply enter your name, then ask your question.
- Ustream: Ask your question via the social stream on the embedded Ustream feed. Note that while the Ustream video feed will be active at dark, the experts will not be available to answer question in the social stream until 11 p.m. EST.
The year 2012 has been an interesting one for skygazers, with the Orionid meteor shower in October, a blue moon in August (the last until 2015), the Perseid meteor shower, the discovery of a fifth moon around dwarf planet Pluto in July and the Venus transit in early June. Do you follow the what's happening in space? Tell us in comments.