In 2016, the Geminids are expected to peak on the night of December 13 and early morning hours of December 14. A full moon will make viewing conditions difficult.
Unlike most other meteor showers, the Geminids are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid - the 3200 Phaethon. The asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit around the Sun.
The Geminids are considered to be one of the more spectacular meteor shower during a year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak.
Wealden Astronomers will be at The Observatory Science Centre on the 26th November 2016 from 6:30pm. until 11.00 pm.Viewing as per usual is subject to weather permitting.