You might need to lose a little sleep to get the best look at the Geminids.
According to NASA, it's considered "one of the best and most reliable annual meteor showers".More news: NASA maps Water Ice locations on Mars
"There will be a full moon during the shower, but astrophysicists suspect, given the abundance and brightness of the meteors, people will still see an average 20-40 meteors an hour", Australian Geographic said. Geminid Meteor Shower event scheduled on the very next day of the full moon day.
Drat, that moon. The Geminids are reliably the most prolific meteor shower of the year, producing up to 120 shooting stars an hour - typically outperforming the summertime favorite, the Perseids.The first known report of the Geminid meteor shower was in 1833 when it was seen from a riverboat moving slowly on the Mississippi River. However, the constellation is not the source of the meteors, and not the only point viewers can look to when searching for them.
The Geminids can be seen at night or early morning across the globe, but are strongest in the Northern Hemisphere.More news: U.S. warns North Korea to avoid acting upon threats of weapons test
"It's happening all night from about 9pm Saturday night but the peak time will be 5:10am through to before dawn".
Stargazers will be treated to multiple celestial events this week, including the decade's final full moon, viewings of two of our solar system's planets and possibly the Geminid meteor shower.
But the dependable shower will definitely still be worth viewing. The moonlight will drown out some of the fainter meteor trails. However, most Geminid meteors are bright!More news: US Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill
You'll also want to find a dark sky to view the Geminids and make sure you allow about half an hour for your eyes to adjust.