The Geminids are here again! Last night was already a good night to see these annual shooting stars, but tonight will be even better.

The weather forecast for the east coast of Newfoundland is mostly clear and there is no moonlight to interfere with this year’s show. The best time to watch will be the hours before dawn tomorrow (3AM to 6AM), but you can expect to see many meteors streaking the night sky before that time as well. Look for them in any direction, just make sure you observe from a suitably dark location.

Oh and bundle up of course, it’s going to be a cold night. Here in Torbay the windchill is expected to be around -15 °C, yikes…

To whet your appetite, here’s a Geminid fireball I photographed back in in 2010, over the ocean:

Fireball over the Atlantic Ocean - December 14, 2010

Fireball over the Atlantic Ocean – December 14, 2010