An onslaught of Geminid meteors dashed through the cloudless skies Thursday night and early Friday morning, putting on a dazzling spectacle.
Dec. 14, 2012 Israelis enjoy a hot water spring on the shore of the Dead Sea near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi as they watch the sky looking for Geminid meteor streaks above Judean desert. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroidlike object called 3200 Phaethon. The shower is visible every December. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo