The annual December Geminids meteor shower is going to have some competition Tuesday night.
The year’s third consecutive — and final — supermoon and the radiant shower are expected to reach their peak at 7:05 eastern time, Space.com reported.
However, there is a chance that much of the Geminids shower will be overshadowed by the moon, whose light will be bright through dawn on Wednesday. The International Meteor Organization said the moon may block out 75 percent of the meteors.
The Geminids, so named because of their proximity to the Gemini constellation, are said to be “bright and intensely colored,” and can have up to 120 displays per hour. Their peak can last up to 10 hours, with the midpoint at 7 p.m.
The best time to see the massive display in eastern North America will be between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., eastern time.
Starting at 9 p.m. eastern time, NASA will have live broadcasts of tonight’s displays.