Early this morning, the Aussie sky was lit up by the Geminid meteor shower, with hundreds of debris particles from the 3200 Phaethon, a Palladian asteroid that travels closer to the Sun than any other known celestial body. The Geminid shower is supposed to be intensifying each year, so if you got out and took some pictures, share them with us!
This video shows a minute of last night's Geminid meteor shower from Kiama on the NSW south coast. The event, though, was visible from all around the planet, as hundreds of meteors in the debris trail of the asteroid Here's the view from Vienna, Austria:
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Did you get outside this morning to watch, or take photos? Share yours in the comments below.