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'The King of Meteor Showers': Brightly Colored Geminids Streaked Across Night Sky This Weekend

'The King of Meteor Showers': Brightly Colored Geminids Streaked Across Night Sky This Weekend

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Real(Mislabeled) - This is not a picture of the 1833 Perseid Meteor Shower. - This is a famous depiction(cropped from the original) of the 1833 Leonid Meteor Storm, produced in 1889 for the Seventh-day Adventist book Bible Readings for the Home Circle

Real(Mislabeled) - This is not a picture of the 1833 Perseid Meteor Shower. - This is a famous depiction(cropped from the original) of the 1833 Leonid Meteor Storm, produced in 1889 for the Seventh-day Adventist book Bible Readings for the Home Circle

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

Spectacular view of the Orionid meteor shower over Middle Falls outside the city of McCloud, Calif., near Mount Shasta showing many meteors streaking through the Milky Way galaxy over the lighted falls. (Image Credit:  Brad Goldpaint of Goldpaint Photography)

Spectacular view of the Orionid meteor shower over Middle Falls outside the city of McCloud, Calif., near Mount Shasta showing many meteors streaking through the Milky Way galaxy over the lighted falls. (Image Credit: Brad Goldpaint of Goldpaint Photography)

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