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Photos: Geminid Meteor Shower of 2012

2012 Geminid Meteor Over Ocean City, NJ

Jack Fusco

Astrophotographer Jack Fusco sent in this photo of a Geminid meteor taken in Ocean City, NJ, on Dec. 14, 2012. He writes: "The shower produced a high number of meteors and fireballs that lit up the sky. Hands down one of the [best] meteor showers in recent years."

2012 Geminid Meteor Over Tenerife, Spain

Roberto Porto

Astrophotographer Roberto Porto sent in a photo of a Geminid meteor over Tenerife, Spain, taken Dec. 14, 2012. He wrote: "[L]ast night I went to Teide National Park to photograph the Geminids. I saw many and capture some, but nothing impresive. When I arrived home to process the pictures, I inserted a new card, and go on taking pictures from the window. Was then that I catch this big Geminid meteor!"

2012 Germinid Meteor over Saukville, WI

Jeffrey Phelps

Night sky watcher Jeffrey Phelps sent in his photo of a Germinid meteor over Saukville, WI, Dec. 14, 2012.

2012 Gemind Meteor Over Jadwin, MO

Victor Rogus

SPACE.com reader Victor Rogus sent in his photo of a Gemind meteor over Jadwin, MO, taken in December 2012.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower Over South Dakota

Jason J. Hatfield

SPACE.com reader Jason J. Hatfield sent in a photo of the Geminids meteor shower over Needle's Eye in Custer State Park, SD, taken in December 2012.

2012 Geminid Meteor Over North Yorkshire, UK.

Peter Greig

SPACE.com reader Peter Greig provided this photo of a Gemind meteor taken Dec. 14, 2012. He writes: "This is the only meteor I caught whilst on a Geminid meteor hunting trip ... at Captain Cook's Monument, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, UK. It was really faint so worked some Photoshop magic on it to make it stand out more. We saw some absolute crackers but unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side and we got some cloud cover quite soon into the shoot. After travelling so far and hiking all the way to the top of the hill we were determined to take home some good shots so we turned our attention the the amazing view behind us."

2012 Gemind Meteor Over Michigan

Dale Mayotte

Astrophotographer Dale Mayotte caught this faint Gemind meteor on Dec. 13, 2012, from Clinton Twp, MI.

Composite Image of Gemind Meteors Over Lometa, TX

Mark Ezell

Astrophotographer Mark Ezell made this composite image of Geminid meteors falling over Lometa, TX in December 2012.

Composite Image of Gemind Meteors Over Lometa, TX #2

Mark Ezell

Astrophotographer Mark Ezell made this composite image of Geminid meteors falling over Lometa, Texas, in December 2012.

Geminid Meteors Over Paint Mines in Colorado

Matt Payne/ http://www.mattpaynephotography.com

Photographer Matt Payne blended 2 hours of photos into one composite for this image taken at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado on Dec. 13, 2012..

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