On the way home from Alton this evening I was graced with viewing two falling stars and one burst of some kind of extraordinary light in the sky. Nate and Mike googled meteor shower, and sure enough, there was one since Thursday. The next viewing will be on December 13 and 14.
Every year there are numerous meteor showers. The Perseid in August and the Geminid in December are the ones I have been able to view this year. They are awesome! There are some great pics and good information out there in the webosphere. Environmental Graffiti is one of them.
Wikipedia has a table as to the names of the meteor showers and when they will be as well as whether they are weak or strong showers and the best viewing times. Click on the link; it is very interesting.
Try to get out and see the Geminid this week. You should be able to see some falling stars by 6:00 or so — we saw ours around then — and make lots of wishes. Click on this link to read all about wishing on a shooting star.
May all your wishes come true!