Huffpost Green

Meteor Shower Pictures Of 2011

Posted: Updated:

Did you wish upon a shooting star in 2011? In case you missed your chance, here are some of our favorite meteor shower images from 2011.

According to NASA, the best meteor shower of summer 2011 took place in August. The Perseids, which have been observed for around 2,000 years, are caused by the Earth passing through "the debris trail left behind comet Swift-Tuttle."

In December, Canadian astronomers captured a basketball-sized meteor on video. The fireball, which could be seen moving east of Toronto, was unrelated to the concurrent Geminid meteor shower.

A time-lapse video of December's impressive Geminid meteor shower can be seen here.

For a look at some of the best lunar and solar eclipse pictures of 2011, check out these images.

Check out some of the best meteor shower pictures from 2011 and be sure to vote for your favorites. Flickr images courtesy of credited users under the Creative Commons license. All NASA images, in false color, courtesy of NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office.

For more on the best of 2011, visit

Around the Web

Geminid Meteor Shower 2011: Last Shooting Star Cluster of Year ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2011: Shooting Stars After Midnight But Half ...

Photos: Geminid Meteor Shower of December 2011 | Shooting Stars ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Despite Bright Moon ...

Geminids Meteor Shower, Last Big One for 2011, Peaks Tuesday ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Photos 2011 - Mike's Astro Photos

New Meteor Pictures: Orionids Light Up Aurora and More

2011 Geminid Meteor Shower 14th - 15th December Evening | Flickr ...

First Meteor Shower of 2012 Arrives Next Week

Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Despite Bright Moon -

From Our Partners