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Photos: Stunning Night Sky Stargazing Images of August 2013

2013 Perseid Meteors Falling Over Holy Island, Northumberland, UK

Peter Greig

Astrophotographer Peter Greig drove two hours to Lindisfarne Castle located on Holy Island, Northumberland, UK. to produce this composite image of Perseid meteors falling on August 11, 2013. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]

'Wish Upon a Falling Star' by Barbara Matthews

Barbara Matthews

First-time Perseid meteor photographer Barbara Matthews sent in a photo of a meteor taken in Nevada County, California from a vista point along Highway 20, on August 7, 2013. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Jeff Dai

Jeff Dai

Photographer Jeff Dai captured this view of a Perseid meteor shower fireball streaks above the city lights of Nanchuan in western China on Aug. 11, 2013. Dai took the photo from Mount Jinfo, Chongqing, China. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Jonathan S. McElvery

Jonathan S. McElvery

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]

Milky Way and Meteor Over Canary Islands

Tamas Ladanyi

Veteran astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi of The World at Night took this image of a meteor cruising across a Milky Way-filled sky on May 15, 2013 from the mountainous island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. A Tajinste flower appears in the foreground. [Read the Full Story Behind the Photo]

'Nature's Fireworks' by Christopher M. Georgia

Christopher M. Georgia

Astrophotographer Christopher M. Georgia created this image of more than 30 images of meteors, Iridium flares, and satellites. Georgia, located in Manchester, New Hampshire, captured the sky events on August 10, 2013. [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers 2013]

Early Perseid Meteors Over New Jersey

Mike Black

Astrophotographer Mike Black sent in a photo of Perseid meteors taken from Belmar, New Jersey, August 5-6, 2013.

Night Sky Over Flagstaff During Perseid Meteor Shower Gresser

Stephen Gresser | S.C. Gresser Photography

While hunting for images of the annual Perseid Meteor shower, Stephen Gresser captured this photo of the night sky from a location next to the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 14mm 1:2.8 lens. The image was taken Aug. 9, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

2013 Perseid Meteor Over Dayton, Ohio

John Chumack/www.galacticimages.com

John Chumack sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor over Dayton, OH. He writes: "My meteor video camera network picked up about 2 dozen Perseid meteors coming out of the northeastern sky." Image acquired August 4, 2013.

Pelican and North American Nebulae (NGC 5067 and NGC 7000)

Terry Hancock

Astrophotographer Terry Hancock sent in a photo of Pelican and North American Nebulae (NGC 5067 and NGC 7000), captured over 2 nights, July 24-25, 2013, in H-Alpha. Total exposure time was 5 hours. Hancock's home observatory, DownUnder Observatory, is located in Fremont, MI.

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