The final major meteor shower of every year is always the December Geminid shower, often producing 50 or more meteors per hour.
This year, the Geminids are expected to have one of the most exciting displays of all the meteor showers of 2012.
The event takes place Thursday night.
The combination of predicted fine weather and a new moon will make the meteors very visible.
The main viewing will occur between mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14.
But the nights on either side of the peak date should be good as well.