Geminid meteor shower 2023: how to photograph the spectacle this week!

Geminids over Himalayas, Tibet
Geminids over Himalayas, Tibet (Image credit: Haitong Yu via Getty Images)

The Geminid meteor shower has already started appearing in the night sky. It occurs between December 4 to December 20, 2023, but will peak on the nights of December 13, 14 and 15, 2023, when you could see up to 150 meteors an hour whooshing through the sky. 

With the right astrophotography tools, it's possible to photograph shooting stars on any night of the year. But meteor showers like the Geminid bring lots of opportunities for stunning night sky photography. Keep your camera ready if you want to catch a glimpse of this stunning shooting star display, and read our tips below to get the best meteor shots.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.