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Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures

A Meteor and a Comet

José Zarcos Palma

A Geminid meteor and Comet 46P/Wirtanen star in this view of the night sky. Photographer José Zarcos Palma captured this photo from the São Domingos Mine in Alentejo, Portugal, on Dec. 13, 2018.

Comet 46P Photobombs the Geminids

Shreenivasan Manievannan/Shreeniclix Photography

The bright-green, naked-eye comet 46P/Wirtanen looms above the horizon while meteors appear to rain down on the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, California, during the Geminid meteor shower of 2018.

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Christine Lunsford
Christine Lunsford

Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.