The peak of the 2009 Geminid meteor shower will be December 13 and 14. It is expected to be the best shower of the year. It'll be a dark night, since the new moon falls shortly after, on the 16th.
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009 ... list975392A new Moon will keep skies dark for a display that Cooke and others say could top 140 meteors per hour. According to the International Meteor Organization, maximum activity should occur around 12:10 a.m. EST (0510 UT) on Dec. 14th. The peak is broad, however, and the night sky will be rich with Geminids for many hours and perhaps even days around the maximum.