A geminid meteor shower creates a breathtaking cosmic spectacle in the sky over New Jersey.

Known as one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, the Geminids did not disappoint, offering stargazers a mesmerizing performance of shooting stars that lit up the night with their brilliance and beauty. 

The Geminid meteor shower is an annual event, typically peaking around mid-December. 

Unlike most meteor showers that originate from comets, the Geminids are unique because they are associated with an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon.  

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First observed in the mid-19th century, the Geminids have grown in intensity over the years, becoming more prominent and visually spectacular.  

Their radiant point, or the point from which they appear to emanate, is in the constellation Gemini, hence the name "Geminid." 

This year, the Geminid meteor shower peaked on the night of December 13th and into the early hours of December 14th. 

Enthusiasts and casual observers alike flocked to open spaces, parks, and even their backyards, hoping to catch a glimpse of the cosmic show. 

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