One of the year's most incredible sky events is expected to be even better than usual.

Night Streaker

Photo by Mark Gee

This year’s Geminid meteor shower is expected to start December 7 and last through to December 16. That means if you look at the sky long enough from around 10pm-2am you should see some meteors raining down around Earth. In some places with exceptionally good visibility and dark skies, there can be as many as 100 meteors witnessed in a single night.

What’s going to make this year even more spectacular is that there will be a new moon (no moon) on December 11th, making the sky an even darker backdrop.

If you do venture out for some meteor spotting make sure to bring your camera and tag your photos with #VentureOut on your social channels so we can feature you.

For a good primer on astrophotography check out this Introduction to Astrophotography by Mark Gee

If you’re looking for more details about how, where and when to spot the Geminid meteors check out http://www.popastro.com/meteor/news/newsdetail.php?id_nw=415