Geminids meteor shower wows stargazers

The Geminids meteor shower has lit up skies across the world.

Stargazers had their cameras out hoping to catch a glimpse of the annual display, caused by an asteroid known as 3200 Patheon.

A meteor streaks across the night sky during the Geminid meteor shower over Murat Mountains in Gediz district of Kutahya, Turkey
A meteor streaks across the night sky during the Geminid meteor shower over Murat Mountains in Gediz district of Kutahya, Turkey. Photo credit: Getty
Geminid meteor shower seen from Pawna lake near Lonavala on December 14, 2017 in Mumbai, India
Geminid meteor shower seen from Pawna lake near Lonavala in Mumbai, India. Photo credit: Getty

The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but always in a direction away from the constellation of Gemini.

The shower was first noted by astronomers in the 1860s, and is believed to be intensifying every year.

Meteors streak across the sky over Turkey's Usak.
Meteors streak across the sky over Turkey's Usak. Photo credit: Getty

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