Category: 3200 Phaethon

HOW TO WATCH: The Geminid Meteor Shower, Among the Year’s Most Spectacular, Peaks This Week

One of the most spectacular meteor showers is making its annual return on Thursday night. The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December, when the Earth passes through the tail of debris from a 3-mile-wide rocky object in space named 3200 Phaethon.