Geminid meteor shower will light up the sky Friday night

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Stargazing alert: The last -- and best -- meteor shower of 2019 peaks Friday night into Saturday morning!

WLS reports the Geminid meteor shower usually boasts up to 150 meteors per hour, making it one of the most active meteor showers of the year. It's known both for its quantity and the bright meteors it produces.

The Geminids are named after Gemini, as they appear to originate from the constellation. But the meteors will be visible across the sky. However, a nearly full moon will reduce some visibility. 

To get the most out of your viewing experience, find an area away from city and street lights. Also dress warm and bring something to lie down on. 

NASA suggests leaving binoculars and telescopes at home when watching meteor showers.