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United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network said: "We received 84 reports about a fireball seen over England and Scotland on Sunday, December 31st 2017 around 17:34 UT.
But for peak meteor viewing, you'll want to be looking skywards between tomorrow and the early hours of Thursday.
The best times to see these meteors are from midnight to dawn the following day.
It is called the Geminid shower because the meteors appear to come from the part of the sky associated with the constellation Gemini, although really it is the asteroid 3200 Phaethon that causes them.
The astronomy group is also organising an event on December 14: 'Geminids Meteor Shower camp' in which astronomy enthusiasts can experience a training session titled 'Decoding the Night Sky' by a well-known astronomer.
The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini from where the meteors seem to emerge from in the sky, and can be observed from locations all around the world.
Meanwhile, as many as 163 members of the public reported the sightings to the American Meteor Society, with some reports coming as far away as Nantes in France.
The meteor shower is visible only in countries in the northern hemisphere, which includes the Philippines.
The dust is usually spread out in space, which means meteor showers can last for a few days.
As with all meteor showers, it's best to stay away from city centres as light pollution can reduce the amount of meteors visible.
My introduction to the world of meteors came on the night of August 12th, when the Perseid meteor shower (which I'd never even heard of before) produced hundreds of falling stars.
PAGASA explained that the Geminids shower is different from other meteor showers as it does not originate from a comet but from an asteroid, the 3200 Phaethon.