As if you needed another reason to cozy up to someone this New Year’s Eve, Thursday offers a rather rare astronomical phenomenon: it will feature the second full moon of December. And as we all know, a full moon is equal parts sheer romance and forgotten inhibitions. I’d say that’s a pretty good formula for kicking your oh-ten off right.
But before you tromp out to the fire escape and show your date the stars, I’d suggest doing a little homework first. Astronomy.com is a fairly accessible site with lots of easy ways to bone up on your stargazing, including a whole section on urban sky-watching.
Alternately, you could always pick up one of those star-wheels and stick it your wall when you’re done. After all, nothing says nerdy charm like an astronomy chart.