Meteor Shower December 13-14 2010?
The annual Geminid meteor shower is set to peak in the late hours of December 13 and early hours of December 14, 2010. According to The AP, astronomers predict that it will be the best meteor shower of the year, with over 100 blazing meteors streaking through the sky each hour.
The show gets its name from the constellation Gemini, because the meteors appear to stream from near the constellation's bright star Castor.
Meteor showers typically stem from dust and rocks that comets shed as they approach the sun. They heat up, the ices they carry flash from ice to gas, and as the gas vents through the comet's surface, it carries dust and debris with it.
What are some tips I should follow in order to see the December meteor shower on the 13 and 14? I always miss it because it is too cloudy or because it rains.