Brilliant Meteor Streaks Over Baltic Sea (Photo)

Perseid Meteor Over Baltic Sea
Astophotographer P-M Heden of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN) captured this image of a Perseid meteor soaring over the Baltic Sea on Aug. 12, 2013 from the eastern coast of Sweden near Stockholm. (Image credit: P-M Heden | TWAN | )

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]

To see more amazing night sky photos submitted by readers, visit our astrophotography archive.

Editor's note: If you have an amazing night sky photo you'd like to share for a possible story or image gallery, please contact managing editor Tariq Malik at

Follow on Twitter @Spacedotcom. We're also on Facebook & Google+.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:

Contributing Writer and Producer

Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for She began writing and producing content for 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.