Geminid meteor shower

The annual Geminid meteor shower peaked the night of Dec. 13 and into early Dec. 14.

Early Reports Suggest Spectacular Geminids Meteor Show Tonight

Astrophotographer Mark Ezell sent in this photo of a Geminid meteor taken Dec. 13, 2012, in Lometa, TX.

Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Astrophotographer Tommy Eliassen sent in a photo of a Geminid meteor taken over Hemnes, Nordland, Norway, on Dec. 11, 2012.

Geminid

A meteor shower lights up the sky over the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl near the village San Nicolas de los Ranchos in Mexican state of Puebla in the early hours of December 14, 2004. The shower, named Geminid because it appears to originate from the constellation Gemini, lit up the sky with dozens of shooting stars per hour. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, AZ - DECEMBER 14: A Geminid meteor streaks diagonally across the sky against a field of star trails in this two-minute exposure early December 14, 2006 over the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Willow Beach, Arizona. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon. The shower is visible every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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A meteor (bottom L) streaks past stars, which light up the night sky over the al-Azraq desert in Jordan in the early hours of December 14, 2004. The shower, named Geminid because it appears to originate from the constellation Gemini, lit up the sky with dozens of shooting stars per hour. (Picture taken with 400 Asa film with 10 minute exposure) NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji AJ/AA

Annual Geminid Meteor Shower

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, NV - DECEMBER 14: A Geminid meteor streaks above one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation early December 14, 2010 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon. The shower is visible every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Annual Geminid Meteor Shower

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, NV - DECEMBER 14: A Geminid meteor streaks between peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation early December 14, 2010 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon. The shower is visible every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Annual Geminid Meteor Shower

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK, NV - DECEMBER 14: A Geminid meteor streaks above one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation early December 14, 2010 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini, is thought to be the result of debris cast off from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon. The shower is visible every December. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)