Todd Bush Shares Photos of Geminid Meteor Shower From Wednesday Night

Motorists faced difficult conditions in Scotland and across the Pennines this morning with snow falling in Tameside

Motorists faced difficult conditions in Scotland and across the Pennines this morning with snow falling in Tameside

Every year the Earth crosses the asteroid's orbital path and in 2017 it will sweep close to the planet just a few days after the peak of the meteor shower.

The shooting stars can be seen with the naked eye in this mountainous region far away from cities and their light pollution.

The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. The Geminid radiant is in the constellation Gemini. Having an asteroid as the foundation of a meteor shower provides an excellent source of dust grains that will burn up as they dive into the Earth's atmosphere, according to NASA.

The show will compensate for the flop of the in August, when the glare of a full moon snuffed most viewers' attempts to appreciate the event.

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You need not worry: anyone who didn't yet make a wish upon a shooting star can do so right now thanks to a plethora of Geminid photos from around the globe.

However, not everyone could enjoy the display.

The National Weather Service based in Raleigh in the United States of America said the meteor shower has reached its peak but it still should be visible over the next few nights as well, but cloud cover will mean the meteors are less visible than last night. We had rain/sleet/snow showers'. Those that enter and streak through the atmosphere are called meteors.

But, in reality, that's not where meteor showers come from. However, it is not a comet but an unusual asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, discovered in 1983. 3200 Phaethon, generally, does not show any comet-like structure until it passes by the sun.

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