The Geminids is expected to be the best meteor shower of the year! It is this Thursday, December 13, 2012. Meteors should begin falling about 9 pm to 10 pm. However, the shower’s peak is 1 am to 3 am. You may be able to count more than 100 shooting stars an hour (if your viewing area is not affected by light pollution).
This year the shower is expected to be better than normal because it coincides with a new moon. So dress warm, grab a blanket and a comfy chair and enjoy this spectacular light show!
P.S. Hot cocoa or coffee accompanied with a small campfire would make the experience warmer and more enjoyable.