Wait, what? I thought we already did this “supermoon” thing? Turns out, the last supermoon of the year will grace the sky on Wednesday, December 15 so make sure your cameras and smartphones are all charged up!
On the very same night, the Geminid meteor shower will reach its peak as one of the brightest meteor showers of the year. According to Earth Sky, the meteor shower will be most visible at around 2 am on December 15. At the same time, the supermoon will be angled in the sky casting a vibrant glow. DOUBLE FEATURE from MOTHER NATURE!
You need no special equipment – just a dark, open sky and maybe a sleeping bag to keep warm. Earth Sky also says, “To ensure visibility, it is suggested that you steer clear of areas illuminated by artificial lighting. Instead, opt for the naturally dark (and safe) areas. It is also recommended that you give your eyes about 20 minutes to adjust to the dark skies and focus on the stars above.”
Happy star gazing & feel free to share your pics with THE BEAT!