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Published: 2007-12-15 13:25:39
Updated: 2007-12-15 13:25:39
Posted December 15, 2007
By Bobbi-Jo Shipman
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Bobbi-Jo, There was indeed a meteor shower. It's called the Geminid shower and happens each year in December when the Earth crosses the debris trail of an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon. You can read a little more about it in the Carolina Skies blog from our partners at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Just go to http://www.wral.com/weather/blogpost/2161831/ for that - glad you saw a nice display!