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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dear Almanac readers,
Today, it's all about the lights—in the night sky and on this Earth!
Are you a sky watcher? This evening, the year's best meteor shower meets the year's brightest full Moon.
Ever heard of St. Lucia's Day—or, the "Festival of Lights"? Learn about St. Lucy and try baking some delicious St. Lucia Buns.
In our minds, the brightest stars are you, Almanac readers! Lest you think we exaggerate, listen to this: Over the fall, we asked, "What Does the Almanac Mean to You?" The responses were amazing, and you can read them below! We treasure these words, and hope that you will enjoy them, too.
Your Almanac Editors
Shortest day and longest night.
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
Get ready for Geminids 2018! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of Thursday, December 13! There will be very little moonlight interference this year, increasing their visibility. Find out how to see the Geminid meteor shower with our top tips and guide.