For the ultimate viewing experience, don’t bother using a telescope as it will limit your view of the sky. The naked eye is the best tool for tracking these shooting stars. The meteor shower will be sporadic, so grab a chair on the lawn and plan to sit outside for a while. While you can’t control the moon’s brightness, staying away from city lights can help increase visibility, as you’ll avoid light pollution in the sky.
Geminids are named for the constellation Gemini, where the meteors come from.