December 2013 Nightwatch
Will Comet ISON grace our sky this December? If the icy mass isn’t vaporized or torn apart by the Sun, your best bet to view the comet is to look southwest just after sunset in early December from a dark location.
After midnight on the December 13 and 14, head to a very dark location and look east toward the constellation Gemini for a chance to see up to 60 meteors per hour. The Waxing Gibbous Moon could be a problem this year, obscuring the fainter meteors.
Dec 21 marks the first day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Also called the Winter solstice, the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky for the year and it is the shortest day.
Watch our Adler Nightwatch for December 2013 on our Night Sky Observing page.