Week in Photos: December 8-December 14, 2006

Week in Photos: December 8-December 14, 2006
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December 14, 2006

Arizona

A long-exposure photograph taken early on December 14 reveals a Geminid meteor shooting across the night sky among other star trails over Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Willow Beach, Arizona.

Visible every year in December, the Geminid meteor shower is known for producing one or two meteors every minute during its peak. Unlike most meteor showers, the Geminid display is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon.

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