The Geminid meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak before dawn next Wednesday morning (Dec. 14).
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Reference The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. Our guide tells you the best times and places to see the Geminids (no equipment necessary).
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On Wednesday (Dec. 7), skywatchers around the world were treated to a celestial show as the full moon eclipsed Mars at opposition in the night sky.
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This week offers multiple opportunities to get a great look at Mars thanks to several livestreams of Red Planet astronomical events.
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On Wednesday (Dec. 7), Mars appears opposite the sun in the night sky in opposition, appearing much larger in the night sky than usual and offering skywatchers an excellent chance to observe it.
On Wednesday (Dec. 7) the moon will reach its full moon phase as December's aptly named Cold Moon, the final full moon of 2022, rises for most of the night.
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A bright Mars at opposition will disappear behind the moon on Wednesday (Dec. 7), but exactly when you should look up depends on where you are.
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