The winter sky is a beautiful sight to behold. And one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year occurs in December. When the Earth passes through the debris trail from the Phaethon asteroid, as many as 120 meteors per hour can be observed streaking across the sky. This year, the peak time for observing this beautiful event will be December 14. For the best view, pack everyone up and drive to the outskirts of the city. Bring hot chocolate and blankets (and reclining chairs). Dress accordingly for the chill and damp. Ban electronic devices. In addition to marveling at this spectacular light show, being in the quiet of nature and under the grandeur of the night sky can often prompt thoughtful discussions and a sense of real connection. These can be the makings of one of those quiet memories of a lifetime.