The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower: Amazing Photos by Stargazers

Above the Palms

Don Brandl

Photographer Don Brandl captured this meteor streaking through the sky above some palm trees in Mims, Florida.

Between the Clouds

Kalani Pokipala

In Honolulu, Hawaii, photographer Kalani Pokipala shot this image of a Geminid meteor in a clear patch of sky just before rainclouds rolled in and began to obstruct the view.

Geminid Meteor in Tennessee

Jodi Fialkowski

A Geminid meteor passes over an abandoned house in Lancaster, Tennessee in this photo by Jodi Fialkowski.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.