December looks like a fun month for stargazers, with a spectacular meteor shower promised for the middle of the month — clear skies permitting, of course. Known as the Geminids, the meteor shower occurs annually as Earth moves through the trail of debris left behind by asteroid 3200 Phaethon. These thrilling “shooting star” events will be visible from December 4 to December 17, with activity peaking on the evening of December 13 and into the following morning. “The Geminids produce a good number of meteors most years, but they’re made even better this year as the shower’s peak coincides with a nearly new moon. thus making for darker skies, with no moonlight to interfere with the fainter meteors,” NASA said. For the best possible viewing experience, NASA recommends heading to a spot well away from bright city lights to ensure that urban light pollution doesn’t get in the way. Lie flat on the ground with your feet pointing south, look up to the night sky, watch, and wait (but don’t fall asleep). If you’re interested, Digital Trends has some great tips on how to photograph a meteor shower. Jupiter and Saturn Jupiter and Saturn also get a look-in this month,… Read full this story
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