2011 Geminid Meteor Shower, December 13-15th

Astronomers, sky-watchers, and x-files fans, rejoice! The year is ending with a lot of celestial activity! As you know, last weekend was the total lunar eclipse, and this week we will have the annual Geminid Meteor shower from December 13-15th. From what I'm reading, December 13 and the 14th will be the peak viewing days. This is one of the best meteor showers yearly, and despite the bright moon, should still be pretty amazing. You can be sure that despite it being a worknight, I will be out to see what I can see. As always for stargazing or celestial object watching, the farther away you can get from city lights, or any light pollution, the better. After that, just look around, and you should see something! 

Ten Tips for Watching it Here: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/ten-tips-for-watching-the-geminid-meteor-shower

A super neat app for smartphone users watching here (I'm definitely going to try it out): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meteor-counter/id466896415

And...even more information here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/13dec_geminids/, http://shadowandsubstance.com/, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/geminid-meteor-shower-to-peak-on-tuesday.html

Keep an eye on the sky!