As you go through your phone withdrawal, lie flat on your back and look straight up, taking in as much sky as possible.
As Earth barrels through that dust and debris, its particles hit the atmosphere at 22 miles per second (35 km/s) and are vaporized in a fiery glow.
These showers are most likely to occur every year during December the same time when the planet passes through a trail of debris left behind by the 3200 Phaethon. The Geminids Meteor Shower reached its peak on Friday, as shooting stars lit up the pitch black sky. But Bill Cooke, a meteor expert at NASA, told Space.com that the best time to catch the show will be 2 a.m.
These showers were first reported in the mid-1800s, where about 10-20 meteors would whiz past the earth's atmosphere per hour.
When viewing the meteor shower, Filippenko recommends observing for at least half an hour, though preferably an hour or longer, to accommodate for the time it takes for people's eyes to adjust to the darkness.
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The Geminid shower is caused when Earth passes through Phaeton's debris field and its space dust burns in the Earth's atmosphere while moving at about 80,000 miles per hour.
Geminid has a reputation for producing exploding meteors called fireballs.
While the Perseid meteor shower might be more popular (likely because those in the north don't have to fearless the cold to watch it), NASA calls it one of the most prolific and reliable events and Space.com said it should be the best meteor shower of the year. 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.
And finally, we've got real-time footage from Germany, showing what the Geminids Meteor Shower looked like from a European vantage point. The closely tracked near-Earth asteroid has been likened to comets, so it's been called a "rock comet".
If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place that isn't littered with city lights that will obstruct your view. The phenomenal cosmic event will be visible at several parts across the world between December 13-16.