geminid meteor - earthgrazer, dan stanyer
the geminids peak tonight! like an unlucky pedestrian splashed by each passing car, the earth regularly passes through trails of dust and grit that burn spectacularly in our atmosphere. this is one of the showier meteor showers, and this year there may be a surprise cameo appearance.
would-be skywatchers may be discouraged by the prospect of freezing their asses off. luckily it’s the 21st century and there are livestreams for this.