The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show.
On a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour. The greatest number of meteors fall in the wee hours after midnight, centered around 2 am local time (the time on your clock no matter where you are on Earth), when the radiant point is highest in the sky.
Be sure to give yourself at least an hour of observing time. It takes about 20 minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark.
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