Barcroft Media Weekly Bucket - Dec 14-20

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This incredible picture shows a huge meteor hurtling to earth during... News PhotoAnnual Event,Awe,California,Horizontal,Human Interest,Large,Meteor,Meteor Shower,Night,Photographer,Planet Earth,Sky,Space,USAPhotographer Collection: Barcroft Media VICTORVILLE, USA - DECEMBER 14: This incredible picture shows a huge meteor hurtling to earth during the annual Geminid meteor shower on December 14, 2009. Taken from the Mojave Desert area near Victorville under a very dark and mostly clear sky, astro-photogrpaher Wally Pacholka captured this amazing picture during the annual cosmic fireworks show. The meteor shower has been growing in intensity in recent decades and was an even better holiday treat than usual this year with it falling in a nearly moonless week. Featuring as many as 140 shooting stars per hour, the Geminid show took place between Sunday evening and Monday morning. (Photo by Wally Pacholka / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)