The Geminid meteor shower will be visible from most parts of the world, but those in the Northern hemisphere will get the best show.
The meteor shower is expected to be so (ahem) out of this world that Google celebrated it with an interactive Doodle, created to give a little starry fun to those of who don't want to lie around outside in the pre-dawn hours.
Tonight they will be visible from 9pm but will reach their peak at 2am. So the sky is darker, and the shooting stars will be higher in the sky, and thus brighter.
People who are watching the shower will see up to 120 multi-coloured meteors per hour.
If getting up in the middle of the night isn't your thing, you can try to catch a few early meteors right after sunset.
Keep an eye peeled toward the heavens Thursday night into the early morning hours Friday as one of the more eye-catching meteor showers is scheduled to make a visit. NASA recommends that watchers go outside at 10:30 p.m.
The meteor shower that occurs every year is brought to the Earth's atmosphere by an asteroid called Phaethon which was discovered by a satellite 35 years ago. It's not all that important for shooting star-gazers, because they can actually appear anywhere in the sky, but any shooting stars you do see will appear to shoot from the general direction of Gemini.
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What is the Geminid meteor shower?
"Star gazers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower", said a Met office spokesperson.
Where to watch Geminid Meteor Shower? There is no need of any special gear to watch this celestial event and all that one has to do is to find a dark place, and look up at the sky.
While you're keeping an eye out for the meteor shower, you might see a small, foggy green patch in the sky, NASA said.
If this is your first rodeo with viewing meteor showers, Cook has some great advice on how to get the best viewing experience.
The Geminid meteor shower is different from other such cosmic displays as it can penetrate deeper into the Earth's atmosphere.