The Perseid meteor shower is a favorite with night sky watchers each August. While the 2017 edition didn't quite hit the spectacular heights of the event in 2016 due to a bright moon, photographers worldwide still collected some incredible shots of space rocks racing to a fiery end in the atmosphere.
Case in point: This vivid image of the Milky Way captured from Turkey by Mesut Felat Özsoy managed to catch a few Perseid "shooting stars" in its exposure.
Can you spot the horizon-hugging Perseids in this photo by Jonathan Green shot at Lawrence Castle in Exeter, UK? There are also a few satellites tracking their way across the sky in the time-lapse image.
This time lapse focused on the "North Star," Polaris, captures a few Perseids cutting across the spiral trails of stellar light. UK photographer Gerry Gutteridge says there are four visible meteors in the shot, but you might have to hunt to see them all.
Another shot from the UK of a meteor rushing to the edge of frame before disappearing.
A camping trip in California's Joshua Tree National Park delivered showstoppers in the sky.
The view of the Perseids from Joshua Tree once the sun went down and the Milky Way joined the party.
Several Perseids were caught by UK photographer Ralph Rayner from his roof despite the bright moon rising behind him.
A collection of Perseids in one image from the UK.
Rafael Gonzalez nabbed this shot of a meteor and the Milky Way from the Golden State.