9:00 PM to 9:35 PM local time. Sky transparency very good, seeing quite good. Temperature a pleasantly mild -3*C, high mild and refreshing winds at the beginning of the session which tapered off to a peaceful stillness by the end of the same. Bright pure white First Quarter Moon close to ruddy Mars at medium altitude in the SW sky.
I was primarily outside in order to both enjoy the fresh air of this lovely night and watch for Geminid meteors one night after the shower's peak, but for some reason I saw but three, all in the SE sky. Not one was particularly bright or noteworthy, although they were all a little slow, but not particularly so. While watching for Geminids, I roamed over the sky looking for old friends; the constellations, by eye, and DSOs, by optics.
Using my trusty 16x70s that are ever about my neck when I am out under the starry nighttime skies, I observed the Pleiades, comet 46P / Wirtanen (just visible by naked eye to the lower right of the Pleiades, would have been more easily visible if it were not for the Moonlight, big and bright through the binoculars), the Hyades, the Pirate Moon Cluster (NGC 1647), the lovely Orion Nebula M42 (of course), Orion's Sword, Orion's Belt, M78 (just barely visible), Betelgeuse, Rigel, M38, NGC 1907, M36, M37, the glorious Double Cluster overhead (NGC 869 and NGC 884), the Alpha Persei Cluster, M34, Deneb and the North America Nebula (a mere ghost of its true dark-sky self, visible best with averted vision), the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and its two small companions (M32 and M110); the Andromeda system, located in the high SW, was somewhat washed out by the Moonlight. Next, the famous Triangulum Galaxy (M33), which was even more washed out due to its lower position in the high SSW, and thus very faint indeed. I tried for the Silver Coin in Sculptor, low in the southern sky, but the light of the Moon was simply too strong in that region of sky to allow for more than a mere possible detection of a ghost at the right spot. Lastly, that beautiful asterism known as the Engagement Ring.
A meteor-poor but relaxing, peaceful, lonely, Spring-like, beautiful night.