Geminid meteor shower will lighten up the UK skies this week with shooting stars display

As the Geminid meteor shower comes back, a stunning celestial display will be visible as shooting stars.

Geminid meteor shower will lighten up the UK skies this week with shooting stars display

Meteors are bits of debris that explode as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere at speeds up to 70km/second, creating streaks of light in space.

NASA will live stream the event for those who are unable to attend the shower.

Bill Cooke, NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office lead, stated: "Rich with green-coloured fireballs and the Geminids, the Geminids will endure cold December nights to view."

Stargazers love Geminids because they are bright, fast, and often multi-coloured.

They are primarily white but can also appear yellow, green or blue due to the presence of metals like sodium and calcium. These elements are what make fireworks colorful.

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