Dec. 12 , 2006: The best meteor shower of the year peaks this week on Dec. 14th.
"It's the Geminid meteor shower," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Alabama. "Start watching on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13th, around 9 p.m.," he advises. "The display will start small but grow in intensity as the night wears on. By Thursday morning, Dec. 14th, people in dark, rural areas could see one or two meteors every minute."
From http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006 ... ?list33567