Sky-watchers brave icy conditions to capture dazzling Geminid meteor shower

This image was captured at Rottingdean Windmill, near Brighton in Sussex. Credit: Sumitra Sri Bhashyam

Clear skies across the UK provided the perfect conditions for the the annual Geminid meteor shower, which last night appeared to serve up its most dazzling display yet.

Stargazers braved freezing conditions across the country to capture the magnificent lit-up skies, as this selection of pictures provided by David Wood, founder of HantsAstro group shows.

These images were captured at Ancient Farm, Chalton in Hampshire. Credit: Ady Jurd, HantsAstro
These images were captured at Ancient Farm, Chalton in Hampshire. Credit: Mike Williams HantsAstro
This image was captured at Rottingdean Windmill, near Brighton in Sussex. Credit: Sumitra Sri Bhashyam