Every so often the people of Earth have the opportunity to be cosmically reminded of our place in the universe, which is to say, we get to witness a cosmic event. Today, December 14th, is the last good night of the Geminid Meteor shower. According to NASA (yes, they still exist), the 13th will be the peak night, but there is still viewing to be had through the 16th. I know what you’re thinking–oh my gods, what a fucking nerd–and you’re right. You got me. Here I am, just pointing a finger at life, the universe and everything.
But don’t let my dorkiness stop you from looking up tonight. Don’t let the nerd in me stop you from wishing on so many shooting stars, that your wish might actually come true this time. Don’t go to sleep tonight. Stay up, go outside into the cold, find a poorly lit area to look up and watch the sky burn, burn, burn.
You can also watch it stream LIVE → here. ←
Written by Matia A. Guardabascio.↓
Matia Guardabascio is a proud citizen of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in both English and French Literature. As the daughter of a musician and a school teacher, Matia grew up in a musical household with parents who made a concerted effort to instill in her the value and importance of the arts. She is a music enthusiast, an avid reader, a writer of prose and poetry, a traveler, and an enthusiastic imbiber of red wine. The piano is her favorite instrument, followed by the drums, and she loves Impressionist artwork, especially because she doesn’t need to wear her glasses to see what’s going on. That’s right, the glasses are not for show. She wears tri-focals because she reads too much, or as her good friends might say, she actually 80-years-old.