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The annual Ursid meteor shower, which occurs from Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, peaked late Monday and early Tuesday, according to the American Meteor Society. The celestial event coincided with the winter solstice and the “great conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter.

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Skygazers have been flocking to social media to share their photos of possible meteor sightings. Here are some of our favorites:

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1. St. Marks Lighthouse, Florida

Photo by Mark Wallheiser, Facebook

2. Arizona

Photo by Nightwalker Photography, Facebook

3. United Kingdom

Photo by Daniel Monk Photography, Facebook

4. Vero Beach, Florida

Photo by @photosbyjoecool, Instagram

5. Walmer Beach, England

Photo by @sutherland1284, Instagram

6. Northern Ireland

Photo by Nightskyhunter, Facebook

7. Ballinteskin, Ireland

Photo by @irishmythicalartist, Instagram

8. Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Photo by Joe Tallo, Facebook


lucky shot bago dumating yung mga ulap 😅



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Posted by Joe Tallo on Tuesday, December 22, 2020