December Meteors

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Middle East

Site: Natanz - Iran

Date: 2010 December 14

Two bright meteors streak the sky near Sirius (the brightest star in the night sky) and constellation Orion. They are captured in a single 30-second exposure during the Geminid meteor shower. With its peak activity on December 13/14, Geminids make one of the best meteor showers of the year. The shower is created as planet Earth sweeps through dusty debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon. Babak Tafreshi/

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