A stunning meteor shower can be expected over Dallas this week according to a Dallas Morning News article published on December 9. In it they say:
“North Texans able to get away from city lights, or willing to stay up late, are in for a treat this weekend. The Geminid meteor shower is set to peak the night of Dec. 13, though some meteors could be visible now through Dec. 17, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Geminids are regarded as one of the best meteor showers of the year because they’re the most active, with an average of 75 meteors per hour at their peak, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.”
You need to get away from the lights of the city, but once you do the shower is easy to spot in the dark according to an NBC 5 DFW article published on December 8th. In it they say:
“The Geminids are an easy shower to see if you watch in a dark area away from city lights. The best time is around 2 a.m. for all located around the Earth. In North Texas, a partly cloudy to mostly clear sky is forecasted allowing for good viewing conditions. The meteors will be bold, white and quick. On a dark night near the peak, you will most likely see 50 or more meteors per hour. This year it is possible to see 150 meteors per hour due to the moon-free sky. A New Moon falls on December 14, 2020. On the mornings prior to that date, you’ll see a waning crescent moon.”
Maybe try getting away from the cramped city for a quick break to admire nature and watch the Geminids pass over the Dallas sky when you have the time.