The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks Friday and Saturday

This photo taken on December 14, 2018 with a long time exposure shows a meteor streaking through the night sky over Myanmar during the Geminid meteor shower.

(CNN)The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most active and dependable displays of the year, according to the American Meteor Society. This year, the shower will peak on the evening of December 13 and 14, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs.

Unfortunately, the meteor shower will have competition from a nearly full moon -- but experts recommend that it's still worth checking out. Due to the full moon, you can expect to see about 20 meteors streaking across the sky per hour rather than 60 or more.
This phenomenon was first recorded in 1862 and causes a show each December.
Although you can watch the shower in the late evening hours on Friday and Saturday, the early morning hours, like 2 a.m., are the best chance to see meteors no matter where you are in the world, according to predictions from EarthSky. To see when they will peak in your part of the world, check here.
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