According to NASA Ambassador Tony Rice, the origin of the Geminid meteor shower is from Asteroid 3200 Phaethon. This is one of the few asteroids to produce a meteor shower.
WHEN: Tonight-Tuesday morning. Some meteors may be visible as early as 11 PM, the best viewing time is from 3 AM – 6 AM.
WHERE: Find a safe location that is away from bright city lights. Look anywhere in the sky.
VIEWING CONDITIONS: Viewing conditions will be ideal this year! While it will be chilly, clear skies will make for prime viewing.
RATE: It is possible to see up to 80 meteors per hour, but for most of us there is too much ambient light. 30-60 meteors per hour is the most realistic.