Check The Geminid Shower

No, they’re not aliens. But they do come from out there in space.
The annual Geminid meteor shower occurs Thursday evening in the eastern sky. You can start looking for these meteors, which appear as shooting stars, about 8 p.m. The show just gets better as the night goes on, meaning you see more meteors per hour.
I get this information from my colleague Bob King, who also happens to be the News Tribune’s chief photographer. Bob has studied the sky for years and teaches classes on astronomy in Duluth’s Community Schools program.
These meteors originate from a defunct comet called Phaethon, Bob says. The shower is called "Geminid" because the meteors seem to emanate from the constellation Gemini.
Enjoy…if it isn’t cloudy out.