'Magical' Geminid meteor shower captured by photographers

'Magical' Geminid meteor shower captured by photographers

'Magical' Geminid meteor shower captured by photographers

The Geminid meteor shower lit up the heavens overnight, delighting the few fearless (or foolhardy) Canadians who endured the bitter December cold to catch a glimpse.

The Geminid meteor shower is named for the constellation Gemini, from which the shooting stars appear to originate.

As usual, the photographers of the Tennessee Valley caught the beauty on camera!

Most meteor showers are caused by comets.

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Linda Cook in Manzanita, Oregon wrote: "I saw several small, shorter lasting Geminid meteors & then this one came as though right at me- large and handsome!"

They will rise highest in the sky - and put on the most impressive show - for viewers in the Northern Hemisphere while for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be slightly less dramatic - as the constellation will not rise much above the local horizon. "The thin, waning crescent moon won't spoil the show".

Observers counted an average of 60 meteors an hour during last night's shower.

The Geminids are said to be active every December as the Earth passes through a huge trail of dusty debris shed by a rocky object called the 3200 Phaethon.

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Smaller than asteroids, these pieces of rock are what we commonly see enter our atmosphere as shooting stars.

In the case of the Geminids, the parent asteroid is 3200 Phaethon.

The Geminids can be seen with the naked eye against dark skies over most parts of the world. Gemini can be seen in the southwestern sky.

NASA will stream the Geminid shower live starting at sunset from its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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