Geminid meteor shower in 2022 dazzled sky watchers with bright fireballs (photos)

One of the most spectacular meteor showers this year peaked tonight and keen skywatchers from around the world managed to capture the spectacle, though some complained that bad weather spoiled their views.

Gemini It is the second richest meteor shower of the year, surpassed only by August Perseids. The product of debris from an unusual asteroid 3200 PhaethonGemini meteor At its peak showers can produce up to 120 shooting stars per hour. When the skies are clear, skywatchers can catch up to two meteors per minute during the peak, which fell this year on the night of December 13th.

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