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Geminid meteor shower captured in dramatic video

December 14, 2011 |  6:46 am

People wanting to see the Geminid meteor shower have been flocking to Joshua Tree and the Mojave Desert in recent days. And they say it's been quite a show.

NASA has billed the Germinid as "the final major meteor shower of the year," saying it will be most visible Tuesday and Wednesday. The Geminids draw their name from the constellation Gemini because the meteors seem to be coming directly out of those stars. But there's a bit of a mystery attached to the phenomenon, NASA says.

The shower will continue through Friday.

In the video below Los Angeles filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee capture the shower at Joshua Tree this week.

Fleeting Light: The High Desert and the Geminid Meteor Shower from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.


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