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Here's how to catch one of the best meteor showers of the year

Look to the skies tonight to catch one of the year's best and brightest meteor showers.

The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak Wednesday night, streaking across the night sky from sunset to sunrise, NASA says.

Sky & Telescope magazine called the Geminids "one of the two best meteor showers of the year." A thin moon means there won't be much light to distract from the show, and the brightest meteors should even peek through light pollution. Space.com suggests heading out around 10 p.m. local time to catch one or two meteors per minute.

Accuweather predicts the southern and western U.S. will get best view of the shower. If you're in the northeast or Midwest, snow clouds may block your view. So if you'd rather not freeze for little or no reward, catch NASA's Geminid livestream here, starting at sunset.