Geminids behind Malta's mysterious sky light
A Geminid meteor shower could be the cause of curiosity and speculation in Malta last night as a mysterious white light was seen shooting over the country at around 22:00h.
The Geminids provide the most spectacular meteor showers of the year with streaks of bright light lighting the sky and can be seen from anywhere on Earth.
The annual Geminid meteor shower usually peaks between December 13 and 14 but the phenomenon could have occurred earlier. Researchers still do not understand the Geminids and it is reported that new measurements make it more mysterious than ever.
The photo shows a Geminid fireball which exploded over the Mojave Desert in 2009. Credit: Wally Pacholka / AstroPics.com / TWAN.