The Geminid meteor shower, an annual astronomical event that occurs during late November to mid-December, is predicted to peak tonight and tomorrow night in the United States. The shower, named for their radiant, or their point of origin in the sky, appears to come from the constellation Gemini which can be found rising tonight from the northeast.
The Geminids first began appearing in the mid-1800s and have since become an astronomical staple in the annual, end-of-year astronomical event calendar. Viewing conditions will be poor for most of Kansas tonight and tomorrow night due to cloud cover, but improve the closer you get to the Missouri/Nebraska border near Atchison. Unfortunately, next year’s viewing conditions are predicted to be even worse as a full moon is expected to be in place in the night sky during the peak of the shower for 2024.