The Geminid meteor shower is hours away from lighting up the skies over America. Find out where you can watch the Geminids in the US tonight. The cosmic debris left in the path of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon will smash into Earth’s atmosphere tonight, for an unforgettable experience. Between Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14, the shower’s peak will produce up to 120 meteors an hour.
The Geminids are the most intense meteor shower of the year and will be the most active tonight, according to AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel. This year’s conditions are particularly favorable to stargazers, because the presence of a waning moon should keep the skies clear of moonlight. According to NASA, the shower will peak overnight, with the meteors picking up speed around 7.30pm local time. READ MORE