If all goes well and the skies are clear, we may be able to see as the meteor shower peaks overnight (around 2:00 AM) on the 13th and even into the night on the 14th, as well. No moon will be visible, so the skies will be nice and dark.
Compared to August’s Perseid Meteor Shower, the viewing opportunities for this one are more fleeting, yet much higher in quantity, at an average rate of 100 per hour. This is quite a bit more than the 20-per-hour average of the 1830s.
My local weather forecast is predicting relatively clear skies on Thursday and Friday (although that will probably change before I finish typing this out), so here’s hoping I’ll catch a glance of something spectacular!
Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak Tuesday; Visible Despite Moon