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Was there a meteor shower or something tonight? My family and I watched what seemed to be a bunch of fallen stars!!!! It was totally amazing and we just wanted to know what it was. Thank You.

Posted December 15, 2007 1:25 p.m. EST

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!