Peak night for the Geminid meteor shower in 2016 is December 13 (morning of December 14). Best around 2 a.m. Moonlight will surely interfere, but these meteors tend to be bright. Maybe you’ll catch a cool moonlit meteor photo! Eliot Herman caught this photo in a moon-free sky on December 9, 2016.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.