BEST OF Geminid Meteor shower 2017
On December 13 and 14 people across the world witnessed the most spectacular meteor shower of the year. Watch some highlights here.
BEST OF Geminid Meteor Shower 2017. Videos and Pictures
December 14, 2017. Written by JOSEPH FRANKEL for NEWSWEEK
The Geminid meteor shower created quite the light show on Wednesday night, with meteors appearing to streak through the sky in most parts of the world.
Stargazers took to the internet to share photos of what was the greatest meteor shower of the year and here are a few highlights.
The photos demonstrate a couple interesting points about meteor showers. All the streaks of light appear to be falling from the same point—and that is, in fact, how meteor showers are named. When looking at the night sky, the Geminid meteors appear to be falling from the Gemini constellation. That’s why the Geminids are named the Geminids. For that same reason, the Leonids are named after Leo, and the Orionids are named after Orion.
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