PARK CITY, Utah. — Local social media groups were buzzing last night with comments about seeing something fall out of the sky around 6:40pm. The Geminid Meteor Shower is well known for producing “fireballs” and is set to peak from Sunday evening Dec. 13 until dawn Monday Dec. 14, according to EarthSky.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is typically very active in December and it’s common to see an increase in shooting star/falling stars leading up to its peak.
Accuweather says this meteor shower is great for younger stargazers as it is active all night. Shooting stars will start to streak across the sky around 9 or 10 p.m. local time. This year will be particularly good for watching the Geminid as it peaks on a moonless night, allowing stargazers to see the shower’s full potential in areas away from light pollution.
While the show will be visible between 9 or 10 p.m. tonight, the most spectacular show should be around 2 a.m Monday morning. Keep your fingers crossed that skies are clear as NOAA is predicting a weather system moving in this Friday through Monday.