Geminid meteor shower

2013 Dec 14

The Geminid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 7 Dec to 16 Dec, but the best show will be expected on or around 14 December 2013.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 100 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 11 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.

The radiant of the Geminid meteor shower is at around right ascension 06h31m18s , declination +33°00’00” .