Predicting up to 100 shooting stars per hour!!
This end-of-the-calendar shower is usually the year’s best, with upward of 100 meteors per hour radiating from a spot near the bright star Castor. For 2015, the thin, waxing crescent Moon won't be a distraction at all. Even better, the Geminid radiant is well up in the sky by 9 p.m. as seen from at mid-northern latitudes. The only downside is that this shower is relatively brief, and its predicted peak falls in mid-afternoon for North Americans. Geminid meteors come from 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid discovered in 1983 that circles the Sun every 3.3 years. - See more