Best Night Sky Photos of the Week: Aug. 17, 2013

Rainbow Connection: Bird Soars Near Sundog in Majestic Photo

Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego

A lone bird soars near a phantom sun, or sundog in this breathtaking image recently shared by photographer Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego. [Full Story]

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

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2013 Perseid Meteors Over Washoe Valley, NV

William Berry

Night sky watcher William Berry sent in a photo of a fireball at Slide Mountain over Washoe Valley, NV. He says the image is a wide angle stack of about 1 hour, 30 second exposures, and he brightened the meteor trail a bit.

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2013 Perseid Meteor Over Maine Church

Vacationer Steven Coates caught a Perseid meteor over the Washburn-Norlands Historical Center in Livermore, Maine, on August 5, 2013.

Vacationer Steven Coates caught a Perseid meteor over the Washburn-Norlands Historical Center in Livermore, Maine, on August 5, 2013.

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