|2017-12-13: Geminids Meteor Shower ⬅︎|
| The Geminids are considered to be one of the more spectacular meteor showers during a year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak.
Although it is possible to spot Geminids between December 4th and 17, the peak this year will be the night of December 13 into the morning of December 14.
Unlike most other meteor showers, the Geminids are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, which takes about 1.4 years to orbit around the Sun. The sand-size pieces of rock left behind by the asteroid produce a very rich meteor shower in Earth's sky.
Look to the eastern sky towards the constellation Gemini north of Orion. Geminids appear to radiate from this constellation.