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Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos of 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tyler Leavitt

Tyler Leavitt

The moon and Venus shine bright alongside a Perseid meteor (upper right) on Aug. 12 in this view by photographer Tyler Leavitt in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tuomo Leppänen

Tuomo Leppänen

Stargazer Tuomo Leppänen of Lahti, Finland, captured this amazing photo of a Perseid meteor lighting up the sky during the Aug. 11-12 peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: NASA

NASA/MSFC

NASA's all-sky camera network run by Marshall Space Flight Center in Hunstville, Ala., captured this composite view of Perseid meteors (and some others) seen on Aug. 10, 2012. The cameras used are in New Mexico.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tyler Leavitt

Tyler Leavitt

Photographer Tyler Leavitt captured this bright Perseid meteor on Aug. 12 as it lit up the sky just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, during the peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Tyler Leavitt

Tyler Leavitt

Photographer Tyler Leavitt captured this bright Perseid meteor on Aug. 12 as it lit up the sky just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, during the peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Adrian Gutierrez

Adrian Gutierrez

Night sky watcher Adrian Gutierrez snapped this view of a Perseid meteor from Lockhart, Texas, during the Aug. 11-12 peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid meteor Shower 2012: William Federspiel

William Federspiel

Amateur astronomer William Federspiel snapped this view of the Aug. 11-12 peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower from Richmond, Kentucky.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Samuel Hartman 2

Samuel Hartman

Stargazer Samuel Hartman caught this view of a Perseid meteor and the moon during the shower's peak on Aug. 12, 2012, from State College, Pa.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Matthew Henderson

Matthew Henderson

Stargazer Matthew Henderson snapped this amazing photo of a Perseid meteor shining with the moon (right), Jupiter and Venus (bottom) shining over Lake Berryessa, Calif., during the Aug. 11-12 peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Samuel Hartman

Sam Hartman

Stargazer Samuel Hartman caught this view of a Perseid meteor during the shower's peak on Aug. 12, 2012, from State College, Pa.

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