Ursid Meteor Shower 2020: 8 stunning photos captured by skygazers

The annual Ursid meteor shower, which occurs from Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, peaked late Monday and early Tuesday, according to the American Meteor Society. The celestial event coincided with the winter solstice and the “great conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter.

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Skygazers have been flocking to social media to share their photos of possible meteor sightings. Here are some of our favorites:

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1. St. Marks Lighthouse, Florida

Photo by Mark Wallheiser, Facebook

Tonight’s trifecta in the winter of 2020. A meteor from the Ursids meteor shower streaks past the Star of Bethlehem,...

Posted by Mark Wallheiser on Monday, December 21, 2020

2. Arizona

Photo by Nightwalker Photography, Facebook

Last night's “Christmas Star!” Jupiter and Saturn lined up so close together that they appeared as one bright shining...

Posted by Nightwalker Photography on Monday, December 21, 2020

3. United Kingdom

Photo by Daniel Monk Photography, Facebook

Last night, was the peak of the Ursids Meteor Shower, which was a little overshadowed by the conjunction of Jupiter and...

Posted by Daniel Monk Photography on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

4. Vero Beach, Florida

Photo by @photosbyjoecool, Instagram

5. Walmer Beach, England

Photo by @sutherland1284, Instagram

6. Northern Ireland

Photo by Nightskyhunter, Facebook

7. Ballinteskin, Ireland

Photo by @irishmythicalartist, Instagram

8. Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Photo by Joe Tallo, Facebook

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Posted by Joe Tallo on Tuesday, December 22, 2020