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From the “The Geminid Meteor Shower is today and you can watch here with a hat tip to Halodoc” File
The Geminid meteor shower will provide a shining backdrop for the approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Thursday (Dec. 13), shortly before the object’s closest approach to Earth in 20 years.
Following the two skywatching events, the online telescope service Slooh will host a webcast starting at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Thursday. Experts will join the broadcast to discuss the meteor shower and its unusual source, as well as 46P/Wirtanen. The show will last until 10 p.m. EST (0300 GMT on Friday, Dec. 14). You can watch the webcast live on Slooh’s website or here on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.Space.com