Geminid meteor shower!
Did anyone else get to see it last night? I thought it would be too cold to go out after midnight or near dawn so forgot about seeing them. But a little after 11pm., I walked into the pantry to turn off the little xmas tree on the windowsill and happened to look out the window at the right time - saw a meteor flash by! So I got my coat on and went out onto the back porch where in 20min. I saw appx. seven meteors. They were quick, maybe a one to two second streak of light. I got too cold tho and had to come inside. Went back out after midnight but didn't see any and had to come inside. I should have gotten back up around 4:30a because I suddenly woke up, but wimped out and went back to sleep.
In fact, I have never seen such a clear night sky and such bright stars in a long time. Looking directly above me over my house, it was unbelievable, and there was a small cluster of stars that I need to find the name of.