Just like last year, the peak night of the 2022 Geminid shower must endure many hours of moonlight. But this time the moon is waning, not waxing. The moon doesn’t rise until just before midnight, so the evening sky is dark and thus the best time to look for meteors. The brighter Geminids might overcome the moonlight later in the night. So you can watch the usually reliable and prolific Geminid meteor shower from evening December 13, with the best views probably just before or around midnight. We can’t guarantee what you’ll see, but you might see something!
These meteors are the debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.