2009 Geminid meteor shower

2009 Geminid meteor shower

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 2009 Geminid meteor shower, time lapse image. These meteors are pieces of debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon. Photographed on 14 December at the peak of this annual shower.

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Keywords: 14 december 2009, 21st century, 3200 phaethon, astronomical, astronomy, atmosphere, atmospheric, dark, debris, dust grains, extinct comet, falling star, gemini, geminids, many, meteor, meteor shower, multiple, night, night sky, night-time, shooting star, solar system, space, star, stars, streak, streaks, time lapse, time-exposure, track, tracks

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