The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most prolific of the big, annual meteor showers, and also one of the strangest. When viewing conditions are ideal, it is possible to see between 100 and 140 meteors per hour. However, this year the Geminid peak coincided with a nearly-full moon. Because the light of the moon will drowned out some of the dimmer meteors, sky watchers saw between 40 to 60 meteors Friday night. More →
Geminid meteor shower
The Geminid meteor shower sprinkles the night sky with shooting stars every December and last night spectators from around the globe enjoyed the peak of this cosmic light show. The name Geminid stems from its close proximity to the Gemini constellation and the shower is believed to be the result of debris from the asteroid-like object 3200 Phaethon.