The most beautiful meteor shower of the year brings beautiful fireballs and brightly shining dust streaks illuminating the night sky this week. Millions of people around the world have been surprised when1; a spectacular end to a summer filled with cosmic phenomena peaks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays ̵ .
Annual meteor showers are very popular because they carry 100 meteors per hour, bright colored tails and explosive fireballs. The stunning meteors are leftover particles from comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed through the solar system in 1992.
Astronomers around the world are sharing their best shots of celestial events. Still, it’s not too late to check the meteor shower for yourself – the Perseids are open through August 24.