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.