The Perseid Meteor shower may be an annual event, but it never ceases to amaze or result in stunning photographs of the shooting stars across the night sky.
Peaking over the weekend, there was no shortage of images from stargazers of the debris left over from the Swift-Tuttle comet. Space.com reports that debris travels 130,000 miles per hour and burns up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. It also notes spectators saying the weekend weather was perfect in many areas for spotting the meteors.
EarthSky.org reports that while the peak was in the early hours of Aug. 12, the morning of Aug. 13 still held several meteors streaking across the sky. It even speculates more could be seen through the 14th.
TheBlaze has pulled together just a few of the photos taken of the meteor shower:
Stephano De Rosa has more “Perseid fireballs” here.
Check out this time-lapsed video of the shower:
Here’s another time-lapse of the Perseids as seen from the U.K.:
Watch this time-lapse taken from Aug. 11 through the morning of Aug. 12 over Lake Cuyamaca, Julian, Calif.:
If you ended up taking any photos or video of the weekend meteor shower, feel free to send them our way.
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