Meteor Shower to Peak on SaturdayPublication: National Geographic News Date: December 11, 2002 View Article
If clouds and a bright moon obscured your view of last month’s Leonids meteor shower, take heart. Meteor gazers have another chance to catch a show this year. The annual Geminid meteor shower is reaching peak force, streaking from a mysterious object known as 3200 Phaethon.
The shower began on December 7 and is predicted to reach peak intensity of 120 meteors per hour at 10:00 Universal Time (5:00 a.m. ET) on December 14, according to Bill Cooke, an astronomer at the Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.