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Bright (shooting) star

Mega shooting star stack

Shooting star at sunset

Heavenly view from the Navajo Nation

Croatian time-lapse

Spiral shooting stars

Irish eyes are spotting meteors

Cutting through trails

View from Israel

Inspiring view at Inspiration Point

Warp drive view

Lighting up Lithuania

Hunting for subtle spiral crossers

Solitary shooter

Northern light

Perseid's Milky Ways

Meteors over Lake Tahoe

Welsh meteor

Enchanted sky

The Perseid meteor shower is known for shooting stars that are especially bright and fast. Their annual August appearance was especially memorable this year thanks to an assist from Jupiter. The giant planet's gravity pulled on the comet debris stream, allowing Earth to pass more directly through the middle of it, producing double the normal amount of shooting stars as a result.

This shot by Phil Ostroff taken north of Austin, Texas, shows off one meteor's good side. There are more on Phil's Instagram feed.

Caption by / Photo by Phil Ostroff

Photographer Michael Seeley created this image by stacking a series of 105 shots taken at Indian River Lagoon near Melbourne, Florida.

"I captured four meteors, and three are visible here (the fourth is behind the clouds). There were also five or six others I saw that were either out of the frame or were too faint to be captured," Seeley says.

Caption by / Photo by Michael Seeley

In this 30-second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky in Spruce Knob, West Virginia.

Caption by / Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls

A Perseid meteor during the 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower taken from Northern Arizona by Donovan Shortey.

Caption by / Photo by Donovan Shortey

This time-lapse taken by Tomislav Cuto shows shooting stars cutting across spiral star paths over Croatia.

Caption by / Photo by Tomislav Cuto

Another time-lapse by Tomislav Cuto features shooting stars cutting across spiral star paths over Croatia.

Caption by / Photo by Tomislav Cuto

Spotted from Maghera in Northern Ireland by Martin McKenna.

Caption by / Photo by Martin McKenna

This photo by Phil Ostroff is made up of nearly 90 minutes worth of 25-second exposures. Meteors and aircraft trails are seen cutting across the paths taken by stars.

Caption by / Photo by Phil Ostroff

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above trees in the central Israeli village of Luzit during the meteor shower that occurs yearly when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Caption by / Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky early on Friday above Inspiration Point at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.


Caption by / Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Tommi R created this image, a composite of about 30 images taken in the twilight hours in Finland and merged in Photoshop.

Caption by / Photo by Tommi R

This stunner from Lithuania is made up of 17 different 30 second exposures merged into one composite by Andrius Aleksandravičius.

Caption by / Photo by Andrius Aleksandravičius

You have to search a bit to find the trails of meteors that cut across the spiral pathways of stars in this time-lapse from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but it's worth the hunt. Alan Osterholtz snapped this stunner.

Caption by / Photo by Alan Osterholtz

Colin Frankland captured a lone Perseid shooting over Lincolnshire, UK.

Caption by / Photo by Colin Frankland

A particularly bright Perseid over Norway's Grefsen church. Taken by Niclas Welander Sæther.

Caption by / Photo by Niclas Welander Sæther

A Perseid captured alongside the Milky Way and a few joshua trees. Taken by Tyler S Leavitt.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler S Leavitt

As seen over Lake Tahoe's Chimney Beach. Taken by Beau Rogers.

Caption by / Photo by Beau Rogers

A shooting star captured over Wales. Taken by Kev Lewis.

Caption by / Photo by Kev Lewis

A Perseid captured at 10:48 p.m. local time over Embudo, New Mexico, by photographer Mike Lewinski.

Got some great Perseid shots of your own you want to share? Tweet them to @crave.

Caption by / Photo by Mike Lewinski
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