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Perseids meteor shower is captured in stunning photos from around the world



By Sophie Lewis

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 when Perseids meteor shower peaks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays ̵

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

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.

Turkey

Perseid meteor shower in Usak in Turkey
A Perseid meteor streak over the ancient city of Blellowus in Usak, Turkey on August 13, 2020.

Alibey Aydin / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


England

Perseid meteor shower
A meteor in the Perseid meteor shower was seen above Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk, England.

Joe Giddens / PA Images via Getty Images


Spain

Shooting stars across the night sky over the Milky Way in one
A meteor crosses the night sky over the Milky Way over a sunflower field in Brihuega, Guadalajara, Spain on August 12, 2020.

Marcos del Mazo / LightRocket via Getty Images


Poland

Germany

Perseid showers over Germany
Shooting stars are seen next to the Milky Way in Lower Saxony, Antendorf, Germany on August 12, 2020.

Ole Spata / image alliance via Getty Images


California

Italy

August Perseids Over Gran Sasso D'Italia
Perseids passed by Gran Sasso d’Italia in L’Aquila, Italy on August 10, 2020.

Lorenzo Di Cola / NurPhoto via Getty Images


Bosnia and Herzegovina

A meteor streaks past the stars in the night sky above the Necropolis in Smrike for Nazi victims of the Perseid meteor shower in Novi Travnik
Meteors passed through the Necropolis on Smrike in Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 13, 2020.

DADO RUVIC / REUTERS


Slovakia

Macedonia

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A Perseid meteor streak in the sky near Ohrid city, Macedonia on August 13, 2020.

ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP via Getty Images


Nevada

The annual Perseid meteor shower from the Gold Butte National Monument
A Perseid meteor streak cuts across the sky above the Gold Butte National Monument, Nevada on August 12, 2020.

Ethan Miller / Getty Images


Ireland

Israeli

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A Perseid meteor trail cuts through the sky above a campsite in the Negev desert near the city of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel on August 11, 2020.

MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP via Getty Images





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