The Geminids peak next week! Here’s how to spot them despite the bright moon.

The December Geminid meteor shower is usually considered the most satisfying of the annual meteor displays, but this year, the moon will put a damper on the spectacle.

Unfortunately, the moon will be full on Dec. 18 and as such will seriously hamper viewing the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, predicted to occur during the overnight hours of Dec. 13-14. Bright moonlight will flood the sky for more than half of that night and will certainly play havoc with any serious attempts to observe these meteors.