The peak of the Geminid meteor shower takes place from 13-14 December when you will be able to see more than 100 shooting stars per hour.
These are commonly bright and the shooting stars have long persisting trains and as they are very rocky and gritty, making this making them easier to see than other showers.
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 11, 2015
The Geminids is different to other meteor showers as Geminid meteors originate from an asteroid, as opposed to a comet, meaning they are brighter than usual.
The best chances of seeing the shower will depend on clear skies, so at the moment the best chances of seeing the shower on Merseyside is in the early hours of Sunday morning.
There may be some thicker cloud around on Sunday nigh and into Monday morning, so it will harder to view. Here’s what the Met Office are saying:
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 13, 2015
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