Geminid meteor shower video: NASA releases Geminid meteor shower video, watch its peak

Streaks of light shot through the sky early Friday, part of the Geminid meteor shower that peaked between 1 and 3 a.m.

Once a year in December, earth travels through a debris cloud. As the specks of dust and rock hit the atmosphere, they create bright streaks across the sky called shooting stars.

Star-gazers could expect to see 80 to 120 stars per hour, according to NASA.

The Geminid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Gemini.

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