Less than a week after a full lunar eclipse, skywatchers can expect another celestial show tonight.
The annual Geminid meteor shower is scheduled to peak this evening, usually promising a rather impressive light show. The Geminids feature slow and bright meteors, some appearing yellowish in color. On a clear night, some stargazers have reported seeing as many as 120 meteors per hour during the peak.
The Geminid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Gemini, the so-called Twins, where the display of shooting stars appears to originate from the night sky.