FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Geminid meteor shower is going to peak this weekend.
The meteor shower is typically considered one of the best annual meteor showers.
That's because more than 100 meteors will pass through the sky every hour during the peak.
The peak time for the meteors will be in the late evening on December 13th to the early morning hours on December 14th.
According to the American Meteor Society, these meteors are often bright and multi-colored.
The meteors travel around a speed of 22 miles per second.
The Geminids are caused by a large asteroid called 3200 Phaethon.
It was discovered in 1983 by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite.
It's named after Phaethon, the son of the Greek sun god Helios.
It's the only meteor shower that has an asteroidal parent body.
All other meteor showers are caused by comets.