The Geminids meteor showers will peak tonight

The most active shooting stars of the year are the Geminids, the sky’s “Old Faithful.” Their trustworthy, one‑a‑minute frequency has created reliable December sparklers for the past century. 

The Geminids will peak on the night of Monday, December 13, into the morning of Tuesday, December 14. However, the best time to view depends on the Moon phase!

This year, a waxing gibbous moon will be above the horizon during the peak time for viewing. But it’ll set shortly afterward, leaving the sky dark for watching meteors. So the best time to watch for Geminid meteors in 2021, is likely before dawn – say, from around 3 a.m. to dawn – on the morning of December 14.