Photographer Peter Day caught a Perseid meteor and star trails at Isle of Palms, SC, on August 12, 2013.
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Ghost Town Perseid
Credit: David Downs
Sky watcher David Downs caught this Perseid meteor at Fort Griffin Ghost Town in Texas under an old steel bridge, August 10, 2013.
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2013 Perseid Meteor Over Lake Mead
Credit: Tyler Leavitt
Stargazer Tyler Leavitt sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor over Lake Mead, outside Las Vegas, taken August 12, 2013. He writes: "I used my kids to 'light paint' the rocks in the foreground with flashlight. We counted 68 meteors in about 2 hours."
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2013 Meteors Over Northern California
Credit: Cory Poole
Astrophotographer Cory Poole sent in a composite image of Perseid meteors falling near Lake Helen and Lassen Peak in Northern California on August 11-12, 2013. He writes: "I took 350 images and caught about 30 obvious Perseids. I combined them all into one composite image by rotating each meteor around the north star Polaris by the proper amount to make them all look like they were [falling] at the same time. This way you can easily see the radiant point in the constellation Perseus. These shots were taken using a camera with a 185-degree fisheye lens, so that you can see over half of the night sky at once ... "
2013 Perseid Fireball Over McDonald Observatory, TX
Credit: Sergio Garcia Rill
Stargazer Sergio Garcia Rill sent in a photo of a Perseid fireball captured early August 11, 2013, from the top of Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. The Milky Way glows above, and below stands the the Harlan J. Smith telescope of the McDonald Observatory. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]
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2013 Perseid Meteors Falling Over Holy Island, Northumberland, UK
2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Photos: David Firstbrook
Credit: David Firstbrook
Stargazer David Firstbrook captured this photo of a Persed meteor on Aug. 11, 2013 from near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. This image is one of 560 photos taken by Firstbrook, but the only one to turn out well, Firstbrook told SPACE.com. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]
Stargazing photographer Jonathan S. McElvery captured this view of a Perseid meteor over Grafton, Mass., early on Aug. 12, 2013 during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower. He used a Nikon D700 camera equipped with a 14mm lens and set to ISO3200, 10 sec. @f/3.2 [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]