The 2022 Geminid meteor shower peaked tonight (photos)

One of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year peaked tonight and skywatching enthusiasts around the world were able to capture the spectacle, although some complained that bad weather was spoiling their view.

The Geminids are the second richest meteor shower of the year, surpassed only by August’s Perseids. An unusual asteroid debris product 3200 Phaetonthe Geminid meteor showers at their peak can produce up to 120 shooting stars per hour. When the sky is clear, skywatchers can catch up to two meteors per minute during the peak, which fell this year on the night of December 13.

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