This Week In Astronomy

Geminids Meteors
Grab a blanket and get outside around midnight on December 13th-14th to see meteors streak across the sky during the peak of the Geminids shower. The Geminids normally produces up to 100-120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak, so it’s worth braving the cold to catch this impressive celestial lightshow. This year, the waning crescent Moon coincides with the peak of the shower. This means the sky will be nice and dark, providing great conditions to see “shooting stars.” Look for meteors to radiate out from the general area of the constellation Gemini. All you need to enjoy the show is a comfy chair, a warm blanket, and your eyes!