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 well1; a spectacular end to a summer filled with cosmic phenomena involving a reached its peak Tuesday and Wednesday ̵ .
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.