Astrophotos: Geminid Meteor Shower Images from Around the World

It’s always one of the most reliable of the annual meteor showers, however, this year the Geminids had to compete with a bright waxing gibbous Moon, which reached Full Moon status today, just 3 days after the shower’s peak over the weekend. But as always, our astrophotographer friends were out in force to try and capture a meteor or two with their cameras. Take a look at our great gallery of shots from around the world, and thanks to everyone who submitted their images to Universe Today’s Flickr page!

A Geminid meteor and Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy, seen Dec. 11, 2013. Credit and copyright: Jeffrey Sullivan.
A Geminid meteor pierces the sky over the San Pedro volcano in the Atacama desert in Chile. Credit and copyright: srta Andrea on Flickr.
A Geminid meteor on Dec. 14, 2013 over the Captain Cook Monument in North Yorkshire, UK. Credit and copyright: Peter Greig.
A Geminid meteor races away from Jupiter on Dec. 14, 2013. Credit and copyright: James Lennie.
A Geminid Meteor streaking by Betelgeuse in Orion, as seen from the UK on Dec. 14, 2013. Credit and copyright: Dave Walker.
A Geminid meteor on Dec. 13, 2013. Credit and copyright: Max Zoom on Flickr.
An early Geminid crosses paths with Comet 2013 R1 Lovejoy. (Credit: Jason Hullinger).

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Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at and and Instagram at and

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