Geminid Meteors, Asteroid Vesta, Planets And Moon - December Skywatching

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, and for good reason. It is known for its fast, bright meteors, and it can produce up to 100 meteors per hour at its peak.

The Geminids are active from December 4 to 17, with the peak occurring on December 13-14. The best time to see the shower is after midnight, when the meteors are at their most numerous.

Asteroid Vesta is the second-largest asteroid in the solar system, after Ceres. It is a protoplanet, meaning that it is thought to be a remnant of the early solar system. Vesta is a very dry and rocky body, and it is covered in craters.


It is also home to a number of interesting geological features, including a large basin called Rheasilvia. Vesta can be seen with binoculars in December, and it will be at its brightest on December 14th.

In December, you will be able to see a number of planets in the night sky. Venus will be the brightest planet in the sky, and it will be visible in the southeast before sunrise. Saturn will be visible in the southwest, and it will be at its brightest on December 11th.

upiter will be visible in the east before sunrise, and Mars will be visible in the east after sunset. The moon will be visible throughout the month, and it will be at its full phase on December 7th.


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