Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: Best Place to Watch
If you look up in the sky in the next couple days, you're in for quite a show.
According to Space.com, the Geminids will peak on the night of Dec. 13 and morning of Dec. 14.
The Geminids are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright, and the peak can see meteors stream across the sky at rates as high as 120 meteors an hour. Under light-polluted skies, fewer meteors will be visible. The best place to watch the Geminids Meteor Shower is someplace outside of Bozeman where there is less light pollution.
The meteors should peak between 12 a.m. - 2 a.m. local time.
First, you need to find Gemini. To do that, look in the northeastern sky for the constellation Orion, which is easy to spot by the three stars in the hunter's "belt." Then look up to the right of Orion to see Gemini.
For best results, you should look slightly away from Gemini so that you can see meteors with longer "tails" as they streak by; staring directly at Gemini will just show you meteors that don't travel very far.
How to get the best view:
Find a comfortable spot to lie on the ground, far away from lights and ideally in a dark-sky area. Bring a blanket and dress warm, because it will be chilly. Give your eyes about 20-30 minutes to adjust to the dark, then sit back and enjoy the show.