The Most Amazing Photos of the Geminid Meteor Shower 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014 - 10:18AM
Astronomy
Monday, 15 December 2014 - 10:18AM
The Most Amazing Photos of the Geminid Meteor Shower 2014

The Geminid meteor shower, which astronomers characterize as one of the best meteor showers of the year, reached its peak over the weekend, and amateur and professional astrophotographers alike were dutifully out to catch the show for those who missed it. Here are fifteen of the best pictures of the amazing spectacle:

 

Time lapse of star trails: 

 

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[Credit: Eddie Yip]

 

Composite of 18 meteors taken from a Brighton rooftop:

 

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[Credit: The Guardian]

 

A meteor passing over Harringworth Viaduct in Northamptonshire, England:

 

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[Credit: Michael Scott/Demotix/Corbis]

  

On the banks of the Potomac in Pine Point, Maryland:

 

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[Credit: Mark Saunders]

 

Past the Dover Patrol Memorial in England:

 

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[Credit: Graham Mitchell/Barcroft Media]

  

From a red-eye flight:

 

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[Credit: Paul Williams]

 

A shooting star during the meteor shower in England:

 

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[Credit: REX]

  

The Northern Lights appear below the meteor shower:

 

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[Credit: Paul Williams]

 

A meteor streaks towards a sea of city lights:

 

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[Credit: Paul Williams]

 

Two meteors over a residential neighborhood:

 

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[Credit: David Murr]

 

Passing over a residential neighborhood in the UK:

 

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[Credit: Robert Reichenfeld]

 

A quickly disappearing meteor:

 

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[Credit: Rocky Raybell]

 

The meteor shower at its peak in the UK:

 

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[Credit: Jake Henderson]

 

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[Credit: Jake Henderson]

 

A meteor between the Pleiades and the Andromeda Galaxy:

 

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[Credit: Steve Knight]

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