Quite a few nice meteor showers take place every year, but only one shower consistently takes the throne as the <a href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnet.com%2Fnews%2Fthe-geminids-king-of-meteor-showers-are-about-to-peak%2F%22%3E"King of Meteor Showers." The Geminid shower reached maximum spectacle on the night of Sunday, December 13, with NASA forecasting a peak activity of around 120 meteors per hour. Photographers around the world pointed their cameras to the skies for a shot at catching a “shooting star” on film.
Silt, Colorado, calls itself the “Gateway to the Outdoors.” It’s the location photographer Zach Becker chose as a prime viewing point for the Geminid meteor shower on the night of December 13 and the early morning of December 14.
Becker tells CNET, “It was a bit of hike to get to that vantage point” and that the area is known for its prevalence of mountain lions. He set his camera to continuously take 30-second exposures and the result is this eye-catching image of meteors slicing down through the sky.

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