Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos worldwide

But, it’s not too late to check out the meteor shower for yourself — Perseids is active through August 24. How to watch the Perseids, the best meteor shower of the yearTurkey

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the ancient city of Blaundus in Usak, Turkey on August 13, 2020. 

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England

A meteor during the Perseid meteor shower seen over Happisburgh lighthouse in Norfolk, England. Millions of people around the world marveled as the Perseids meteor shower peaked Tuesday and Wednesday — a spectacular conclusion to a summer filled with cosmic phenomena that included a once-in-a-lifetime comet. 

The annual meteor shower is popular for bringing up to 100 meteors per hour, bright tails of color and explosive fireballs. The stunning meteors are leftover particles from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1992.Astrophotographers around the world are sharing their best photos of the celestial event. It was great to see anything as there was a significant fog on the drive up. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Ireland View this post on Instagram Perseids meteor shower composite of several individual meteor shots and 16 Milky Way images stacked in starry landscape stacker. Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos from around the world

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August 13, 2020 / 12:31 PM
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The best meteor shower of the year brought with it stunning fireballs and bright trails of dust that illuminated the night sky this week. Enjoyed the heavenly show with some photographer friends last night Sony A7iii Sony 16-35mm GM shot at 16mm, iso 6400, 15 sec #perseids #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #perseidsmeteorshower #nightscape #milkyway #milkywayphotography #milkywaychasers #thefullirish_ #raw_ireland #bestirelandpics #ig_ireland_ #wicklowway #meteorshower A post shared by Paul O’Brien (@mrpaulobrien) on Aug 12, 2020 at 4:20pm PDT
Israel

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above a camping site at the Negev desert near the city of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel on August 11, 2020. 

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First published on August 13, 2020 / 12:31 PM Keep Your wishes and be prepared 🙂 Photo was made on August the 1st and attentive observer sees the gegenschein and zodiacal bridge near the planets Jupiter and Saturn 🙂 SK ČLÁNOK: http://slovinsky.art/sk/2020/08/05/zbystrite-pozornost-na-nocnej-oblohe-vidiet-prave-stovky-perzeidov-za-noc/?fbclid=IwAR0qqIVPcbkxJ6dsmH6r5OuAXxwwv4bWACofrGhmBxsKzK6ZnGtZJbADrXU #nature #astronomy #science #astrophotography #slovakia #hightatras #praveslovenske #vysoketatry #zodiacallight #milkyway #shootingstar #meteor #airglow #perseids #meteors #yourshotphotographer #europe #planet #forest #witns A post shared by Tomas Slovinsky (@slovinsky.art) on Aug 7, 2020 at 10:33am PDT
Macedonia

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky near the city of Ohrid, Macedonia on August 13, 2020. Fun to try some astrophotography again A post shared by Chris K. ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Nevada

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Gold Butte National Monument, Nevada on August 12, 2020. Ole Spata/picture alliance via Getty Images

California View this post on Instagram Quick trip to the desert to check out the Perseid meteor shower. In last July’s days first Perseid’s meteors appeared in the sky and in a few days, the night sky will be enriched by hundreds of meteors per night. Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images

Spain 

A meteor crossing the night sky over the Milky way in a sunflower field in Brihuega, Guadalajara, Spain on August 12, 2020. 

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Poland View this post on Instagram Spektakl gwiazd 💫🚀 #perseids#instagood#sky#star#nightphotography#nightlife#nightsky#nikon#milkyway#poland#friends#photooftheday#photography A post shared by Marcin Skibiński (@skibinasukces) on Aug 13, 2020 at 1:50am PDT
Germany 

Shooting stars seen next to the Milky Way in Lower Saxony, Antendorf, Germany on August 12, 2020. Pickens (@chriskpickens) on Aug 12, 2020 at 6:09pm PDT
Italy

Perseids streak across Gran Sasso d’Italia in L’Aquila, Italy on August 10, 2020. 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meteors streak past the Necropolis on Smrike in Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 13, 2020. I saw a lot throughout the night but only managed to catch a few of them in frame. DADO RUVIC / REUTERS

Slovakia View this post on Instagram First Perseids 💥🌎🌲 The most favorite meteor shower’s coming also this year!