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This shot of a Geminid meteor clearly shows the colors the tiny bit of rock created as it vaporized in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

A December shooting star

This shot of a Geminid meteor clearly shows the colors the tiny bit of rock created as it vaporized in Earth’s upper atmosphere. In 2014, this meteor shower peaked on the night of December 14 and the morning of the 15th. (Canon 6D DSLR, Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM lens set at 24mm and f/4, ISO 3200, 10-second exposure, taken December 15, 2014, from Warrenton, Virginia)

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