If you looked out around 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, you might have seen something super bright falling from the sky.
It was probably a meteor, as the Geminid meteor shower is currently taking place.
And based on social media posts, people across Minnesota saw it. There have been reports of people in Duluth, Two Harbors, Stillwater, Bergen, the Iron Range, Little Falls, Elk River, Minneapolis, and Champlin seeing the astronomical event, and some reported it to be green.
Bring Me The News has reached out to the experts to confirm this Which thing in the sky was basically a meteor.
The Geminids are called the best annual meteor shower, and they peaked at night on December 13 and the morning of December 14, but were active from December 4 and will still be visible until about December 17.
During this time, the Earth is passing through a trail of dusty debris left in orbit from 3200 Phaethon (an asteroid or extinct comet).
NASA said this year’s meteor shower would be especially good because it coincides with a near-new moon. This means that the sky will be darker and the moonlight won’t wash away the fainter meteors, so more should be visible.
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In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteor activity is good all night, peaking at around 2 a.m. sky.
The meteors can be seen all over the sky, but appear to be radiating from the constellation of Gemini.