10 facts for the Geminid Meteor Shower
The Geminids display up to 50-100 meteors per hour, marking one of the most active meteor showers.
The Geminids get their name from the constellation Gemini
The Geminids, unlike typical comet-induced meteor showers, come from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
Geminids often showcase vibrant colors
blues, yellows, and even occasional reds
The Geminids are visible from all over the world, but they are best seen from the Northern Hemisphere.
The next peak of the Geminids meteor shower will be on December 13 and 14, 2023
Geminids are also one of the fastest meteor showers, traveling at an average speed of 78,000 miles per hour.