A dazzling meteor blazes across the night sky over the Baltic Sea in this spectacular view by a veteran photographer.
Astrophotographer P-M Heden of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN) captured this image during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12 from the eastern coast of Sweden near Stockholm.
The Perseid meteor shower happens each year in late July or early August. Thought to be debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the meteors crash into the Earth’s atmosphere where they burn up upon entry, creating the meteor shower. [See amazing photos from the 2013 Perseid meteor shower]
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Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.