Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos of 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Bill Vaughn

Bill Vaughn

Night sky watcher Bill Vaughn took this photo of the Perseid meteor shower from Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Ariz. on August 12, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Jon Gibson

Jon Gibson

Night sky watcher Jon Gibson took this photo of the Milky Way during the Perseid shower on August 12, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Bill Vaughn

Bill Vaughn

Night sky watcher Bill Vaughn took this photo of the Perseid meteor shower from Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Ariz. on August 12, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Madison Jindrak

Madison Jindrak

Night sky watcher Madison Jindrak took this photo of a Perseid meteor from Knoxville, TN, on August 12, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: John Brickley

John Brickley

Night sky watcher John Brickley photographed this Perseid meteor at Little Sweden, California on August 11, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Greg S. Kornmueller

Greg S. Kornmueller

Night sky watcher Greg S. Kornmueller sent in this photo of two Perseid meteors taken near Silver Eagle Refinery at Evans, WY, on August 13, 2012. He writes: "'X' marks the spot."

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Roberto Porto

Roberto Porto

Veteran astrophotographer Roberto Porto snapped this spectacular view of a Perseid meteor over Mount Teide National Park in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa on Aug. 11, 2012 during the peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower. The Milky Way and rock arch Zapata de la Reina (Queen's Shoe) are visible.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Rowena Zimmers

Rowena Zimmers

Night sky watcher Rowena Zimmers sent in this photo of her family watching the 2012 Perseid meteor shower peak from their roof in Illinois on Aug. 11-12, 2012.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Jeff Rose

Jeff Rose/Jeka Photography

Photographer Jeff Rose captured this amazing photo of a Perseid meteor and the bright moon just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 11 during the 2012 from Cave City, Arkansas, during the 2012 Perseid meteor shower peak.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tomáš Chlíbec

Tomáš Chlíbec

Night sky watcher Tomáš Chlíbec took this photo during the Perseid meteor shower on August 12, 2012 near Prague in the Czech Republic.

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