Geminid meteor shower lights up LA skies

LOS ANGELES

The famous Geminid meteor shower reached its peak overnight and put on a spectacular show made for beautiful pictures.

Combined with an even rarer event, meteors carried along by the Comet Wirtanen.

According to NASA, this is the first time the comet's debris field has crossed paths with the Earth's orbit since it was discovered in 1948.

NASA says the comet may have added some sparks to Thursday's meteors.

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