Tonight (December 13th) and tomorrow night (December 14th) there will be a spectacular show in the skies in Upstate New York. The night sky will be filled with bright and colorful shooting stars!


The Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year because these shooting stars are vibrant and vivid. This is the most active meteor shower. You will be able to see up to 120 shooting stars per hour in the best conditions.

Upstate New Yorkers could see fireballs like this one during the Orionid Meteor Shower.

The Geminids meteor shower is known to have fast, bright, and yellow-in-color shooting stars.

How Do You Watch The Geminids Meteor Shower?

The Geminids meteor shower will begin around 8 pm tonight and there are some recommendations for optimal viewing. Make sure you are far away from streetlights and city lights. If you are traveling to a field or plan to be outdoors away from home, dress warm. Also, bring a camping chair and get there thirty minutes before the show so that your eyes will be completely adjusted.

Get ready to make hundreds of wishes!

LOOKING UP: 40 Breathtaking Images Of The Perseid Meteor Shower Around The World

According to NASA, the Perseid meteor shower is "considered the best meteor shower of the year." The show typically peaks mid-August. For 2023, the shower peaked around the world between Aug. 12-14. The latest edition of the meteor shower created an extra special light show in the sky. Here is what the Perseid meteor shower looked like across the globe.

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

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