Spectacular Perseid meteor shower in pictures

The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial dis... more

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on 13 August, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada, US. AFP
1/7A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on 13 August, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada, US. AFP
The annual display is known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky. Up to 100 shooting stars per hour streak across the sky for a spectacle visible around the globe, when the shower is at its peak. Pic: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP
2/7The annual display is known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky. Up to 100 shooting stars per hour streak across the sky for a spectacle visible around the globe, when the shower is at its peak. Pic: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP
The Seneca Lake shoreline in US provided an optimal viewing platform as clouds parted and dozens of meteors were visible in the pre-dawn hours. Pic: Lauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP
3/7The Seneca Lake shoreline in US provided an optimal viewing platform as clouds parted and dozens of meteors were visible in the pre-dawn hours. Pic: Lauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP
One doesn’t need special technology to watch the Perseids unfold. It is best to find a wide open space away from tall buildings or trees, and away from city lights. Above: A couple watch the shower in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Pic: Griffin Moores/The Daily News Leader via AP
4/7One doesn’t need special technology to watch the Perseids unfold. It is best to find a wide open space away from tall buildings or trees, and away from city lights. Above: A couple watch the shower in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Pic: Griffin Moores/The Daily News Leader via AP
A meteor above Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Pic: Griffin Moores/The Daily News Leader via AP
5/7A meteor above Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Pic: Griffin Moores/The Daily News Leader via AP
A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning as people watch the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Carter, southern Israel. Reuters
6/7A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning as people watch the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Carter, southern Israel. Reuters
A meteor streaks across the sky at the Maculje archaeological site near Novi Travnik, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the early morning. The annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak on 12 and 13 August in Europe, according to Nasa. Reuters
7/7A meteor streaks across the sky at the Maculje archaeological site near Novi Travnik, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the early morning. The annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak on 12 and 13 August in Europe, according to Nasa. Reuters
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