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Simon's Blog - The Geminid Meteor Shower

Photo: Tom Lee

Don't you love it when a plan comes together!

Saturday night saw the peak of the annual Geminid Meteor shower and as luck would have it we had very clear skies too. Which meant that conditions were perfect to catch a glimpse of the rocky debris of asteroid 3200 Phaethon burning up in the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Tom Lee had a good night in Crowbrough. As well as the above shot of a couple of meteors he also got a photo of the International space station passing over too.

Meanwhile in Fairfield and Simon Gray risked the cold to get this brilliant picture.

And Darryl Davies did something clever with a long exposure (I think!) at Lullworth Cove...

...and got plenty of star trails and a few passing meteors.

If you like a bit of night sky action here's a link that'll tell you when the ISS will next pass over us and if you happen to take a photo of it, don't forget to drop me an email at meridianweather@itv.com or you can tweet me @SimonParkinITV if you're on Twitter.