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Timelapse of the Geminid meteor shower. This annual shower is created as Earth sweeps through dusty debris from the extinct comet Phaethon. In this early morning video about two dozen shooting stars flash in the sky near the star Sirius. At right is the constellation of Orion. Filmed in the Zagros mountains of Iran in mid December.
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