Geminid meteor shower, Tenerife

Geminid meteor shower, Tenerife

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Credit: JUAN CARLOS CASADO (starryearth.com) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Geminid meteor shower, Tenerife. Time-exposure, fish-eye lens image of meteor trails in the night sky over Teide Observatory and Teide volcano. The Geminids are a meteor shower that occurs annually in December. It is caused by debris from an object named 3200 Phaethon, thought to be an extinct comet. Photographed on 13 December 2016, on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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