For those who do meteor scatter or are just interested in a nature at it's finest mark your calendar. The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th when Earth passes through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon. The Geminids have been intensifying in recent years, and 2009 could be the best year yet.

Forecasters expect 140+ meteors per hour under the dark skies of a new Moon.