Geminid meteor shower peaks Wednesday, December 13

Published: Dec. 11, 2017 at 8:27 AM CST
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Spectators of the Geminid meteor shower can expect to see up to 120 meteors per hour shoot across the night sky. These bright streaks of light will appear when tiny remnants from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon interact with Earth's atmosphere.

Most meteor showers are the result of comet remnants, so the Geminids are special because they originate from an asteroid.