What makes this year's Geminid show more impressive than others, is the fact that the moon will be barely visible, increasing the chances of seeing the meteors in action.
Those in the northern hemisphere will have the opportunity to see the Perseid meteor shower between Aug. 11 and 13. The shower will peak on the night of August 12, according to the International Meteor Organization and The American Meteor Society.
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the ruins of the Cook Bank building early August 13, 2007 in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada
Perseid meteor streaks across the sky in Palm Springs, California
Small meteors on star field
Astronomers observe the night sky for the Perseid meteor shower in 2009.
A meteor streaking across the Ohio skies put on quite a show for a few brief seconds Thursday evening.