<p><strong>A Geminid meteor streaks across the sky above the beach in Ocean City, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/new-jersey-guide/">New Jersey</a>, in a picture taken December 14. The piles come from sand blown onto city streets during <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/pictures/hurricane-sandy-pictures-floods-fire-snow-in-the-aftermath/">Hurricane Sandy</a>.</strong></p><p>The annual <a href="http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/06dec_geminids/">Geminid meteor shower</a>, which peaked last weekend, usually produces dozens of shooting stars per hour—making it one of the strongest and most reliable celestial shows around.</p><p>(Related: <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/121211-geminid-meteor-shower-space-science/">"Sky-watchers Get Set for Cosmic Fireworks Show."</a>)</p>

Over the Dunes

A Geminid meteor streaks across the sky above the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey, in a picture taken December 14. The piles come from sand blown onto city streets during Hurricane Sandy.

The annual Geminid meteor shower, which peaked last weekend, usually produces dozens of shooting stars per hour—making it one of the strongest and most reliable celestial shows around.

(Related: "Sky-watchers Get Set for Cosmic Fireworks Show.")

Photograph courtesy Jack Fusco

Pictures: "Beautiful" Geminid Meteor Showers Grace Skies

Sky-watchers from New Jersey to Iceland enjoyed a vibrant celestial show as the annual Geminid meteor shower peaked last weekend.

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