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Meteor shower Perseids captured in stunning photos from around the world



By Sophie Lewis

The best meteor shower of the year brought with it stunning fireballs and bright dust trails that illuminated the night sky this week. Millions of people around the world were amazed as well Shower meteor Perseids reached its peak Tuesday and Wednesday ̵

1; a spectacular end to a summer filled with cosmic phenomena involving a comet once in a lifetime.

The annual meteor shower is known for bringing up to 100 meteors per hour, brightly colored tails and explosive fires. The stunning meteors are particles left over from the Swift-Tuttle comet, which last passed through the indoor solar system in 1992.

Astrophotographers around the world are sharing their best photos of the celestial event. But, it is not too late to check the meteor shower for yourself – Perseids is active until August 24th.

Turkey

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

Alibey Aydin / Anadolu Agency through Getty Images


England

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A meteor during the Perseid meteor shower seen above Happisburgh lighthouse in Norfolk, England.

Joe Giddens / PA Images through Getty Images


Spain

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

Marcos del Mazo / LightRocket via Getty Images


Poland

Germany

Percussion showers over Germany
First shooting stars near Milky Way in Lower Saxony, Antendorf, Germany on August 12, 2020.

Ole Spata / photo alliance through Getty Images


California

Italy

August Perseids Over Gran Sasso D'Italia
Perseids stand out at the Gran Sasso d’Italia in L’Aquila, Italy on August 10, 2020.

Lorenzo Di Cola / NurPhoto via Getty Images


Bosnia and Herzegovina

A meteor shelter stars in the night sky over the Necropolis in Smrike for victims of fascism during the Perseid meteor shower in Novi Travnik
Meteors pass through the Smrike Necropolis in Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 13 August 2020.

DADO RUVIK / REUTERERST


Slovakia

Macedonia

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A Perseid meteor hits the sky near the city of Ohrid, Macedonia on August 13, 2020.

ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP through Getty Images


Nevada

Perseid Annual Meteor Shower from the Gold Button National Monument
A Perseid meteor slide across the sky over the Gold Butte National Monument, Nevada on August 12, 2020.

Ethan Miller / Getty Images


Ireland

Israel

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A Perseid meteor hovers in the sky over a camp site in the Negev desert near the city of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel on August 11, 2020.

MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP through Getty Images





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