Geminid meteor over Tenerife volcano

Geminid meteor over Tenerife volcano

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

Caption: Geminid meteor over Tenerife volcano. Time-exposure image of a meteor trail in the night sky over Teide volcano on Tenerife. Nebulae and star clusters are also seen in the night sky. 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 Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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