Hey 8th Graders! Thought you'd like to know about a few really cool things happening around now. Yes, it relates to Earth Science, but it's really cool! It's dorky but we're all secretly a bit dorky, so.
First, there will be a total lunar eclipse tonight and it will be a blood-red lunar eclipse. HOWEVER, it will be on the West Coast, if I read correctly, so it sucks for us.
BUT, don't fret. The Geminids meteor shower will peak around the 13/14 of December. It might be late at night, but it'll be amazing. It may also be hard to see because of the moon, but it'd be cool to check it out, if you can. I know I'm going to be up, trying to catch a glimpse of some "shooting stars!"
Have a great weekend!
Sources (check them out!):http://darkskydiary.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/meteor-showers-for-2011-2012-ones-to-watch/