The Geminid meteor shower runs from December 6-19, and peaks this Sunday night, December 13/14. But the Geminids are one of the most active showers of the year, and in recent years, have been more active than the more-famous Perseids in August. You can see the meteors in any part of the sky, but they all appear to emanate from the constellation Gemini, north of the famous constellation Orion.

2015 is an especially promising year for the Geminids, since the Moon is a waning crescent this week, rising just before sunrise. This year has been great for meteors, so maybe the Geminids will continue this night show!

For any meteor observation, plan on spending at least a half-hour outside. Don’t poke your head out and expect fireworks! You can hope to see at least a few nice ones in that amount of time, But dress warm! For summer meteors, I recommend pitching a blanket in your backyard, but use your discretion in this cold month!

For more info about the Geminids, check out Meteor Showers Online: See More

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

  • Share on social media