Meteorologist Mark Breen, in today’s edition of Eye on the Night Sky, calls it “likely the best meteor shower you’ve never seen.” He says you might see some Geminid meteors early tomorrow morning between 6 and 6:30. (Listen to his full report via Soundcloud below.)
Via Eye on the Night Sky, which is a production of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and Vermont Public Radio:
The Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak overnight tonight. This is the year’s most prolific displays of meteors, producing up to 100 shooting stars per hour. In addition, the position of the constellation of Gemini, where they appear to radiate from, climbs into the evening sky, so mete-ors will be seen earlier, and the waning Crescent Moon won’t rise until late at night.
Also, FWIW: My high school science teacher, an astronomy enthusiast, said on Facebook that “if there was ever a night to observe meteors tonight may be it.” (!)