Dress in warm layers and respect the elements; bring supplies like hand-warmers or coffee in a thermos and don't stray far from your vehicle or other warm location in case you find yourself getting too cold.
Unfortunately, the weather may not cooperate in Maryland for the Geminids' peak this year.
Earth is treated to the Geminids once a year when we pass through the debris of what astronomers suspect is 3200 Phaethon - an odd asteroid-comet hybrid, often referred to as a "rock comet" since it has characteristics of both.
"The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere in a flurry of "shooting stars".
When can this be seen? . In flawless conditions-which is to say under clear skies and away from light pollution-you might be able to see as many as 120 Geminid meteors per hour during peak activity. This video shows you the meteors that shot across the skies in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Geminid meteor shower is set to dazzle the nighttime sky on December 13 and will continue until the early morning hours of December 14.More news: China launches mission to explore dark side of the moon
If you're in the middle of a major city, you probably won't see anything, according to NASA.
Named after the Gemini constellation, where the meteors are believed to be originating, the Geminid meteor shower is also called the "rock comet".
The ideal time to train your eyes skyward would be past midnight tonight i.e. 12 am and until 2 am on Friday night. The meteors travel at about 35 km/s so they're easier to spot.
The Geminids are better known for their brightness than their speed, so it's unlikely many of them will produce long tails.
Next year 's meteor display won't be accompanied by such visible conditions as there will be a full moon out. Watch meteors showers observed in the skies over Daytona Beach, Florida, during the 2018 Geminid shower by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
Meteorological departments recommend that the best view shall be seen once the radiant gets higher in the night sky. If there are clear skies over Sarasota, you can expect to see the light show starting between 9-10 p.m. Though they'll appear in fewer numbers, the week surrounding the Geminids' peak may still provide a good show.