Wednesday, December 13
The Geminid meteor shower,
possibly the year's best, should peak late tonight in the moonless dark sky. The best time should be from about 10 p.m. until moonrise before dawn. Bundle up very warmly, find a place with a wide-open sky view and no glary lights, lie back on the ground or in a reclining lawn chair, and watch the stars. The best direction to look is where your sky is darkest. Give your eyes at least 20 minutes to dark-adapt. You may see a meteor a minute on average.
[source: Sky&Telescope magazine]