Watch Tonight’s Dazzling Meteor Shower

Get your binoculars out and put your phone away tonight, because for a change, all the entertainment you need is in the natural sky! That’s right, our Earth provides some wonders that extend beyond a small screen.

Tonight’s cool meteor shower, starting at around 9PM EST, is called a “Geminid” meteor shower. NASA ensures us that the shower will be visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and that the bright arcs can be seen for 1-2 seconds each.

It’s called Geminid because it will start near the Gemini constellation as seen here:

The shower will last for 2 weeks but tonight is the most impressive display.