Village Sky and Shooting Star

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Abyaneh - Iran

Date: 2009 December 14

The annual Geminid meteor shower, which peaks on December 13/14, is one of the most beautiful meteor displays. The shower is created as planet Earth sweeps through dusty debris from extinct comet Phaethon. In this photograph from a village in Zagros mountains of Iran a bright meteor (fireball) strikes the northwestern sky. Amir Abolfath -

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