A Perseid meteor outshines the stars in this photo by amateur astronomers Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski and Igor Nastoski with the Ohrid Astronomy Association in Ohrid, Macedonia.
2015 Perseids: Macedonia Meteor
Amateur astronomers Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski and Igor Nastoski with the Ohrid Astronomy Association captured this view of a Perseid meteor over Ohrid, Macedonia on during the Perseids' peak on Aug. 12-13, 2015.
Perseids 2015: 'It was amazing.'
Skywatcher Susan Snow of Bishop's Cleeve in England saw a meteor every two minutes during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower overnight on Aug. 12 and 13, 2015. "It was amazing," Snow said in an email.
2015 Perseid Meteor Shower in Macedonia
In Ohrid, Macedonia, the amateur astronomy team of Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski and Igor Nastoski captured this view of a Perseid meteor during the shower's peak on Aug. 12 and 13.
Perseid Meteor Shower Over High Point, NJ
A multi-colored Perseid meteor streaks overhead with the galaxy M31 and Milky Way serving as a backdrop in this photo captured by amateur astronomer Jeff Heinaman at the New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory near High Point, New Jersey during the Perseid meteor shower's peak overnight on Aug. 12 and 13, 2015.
Perseid Meteor Shower at NASA MSFC
A brilliant Perseid meteor (left) streaks over NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama during the peak of the 2015 Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12, 2015. A second non-Perseid meteor is also visible on the right side of this NASA all-sky camera view.
How Meteor Showers Work (Infographic)
Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].
Predicted 2015 Perseid Meteor Rate
This NASA/JPL chart shows the predicted rate of Perseid meteors in August 2015. How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Perseid Meteor Shower Radiant
The Perseids appear to radiate out from a point on the border of constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia. How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Perseid Radiant Sky Map 2015
This map from Sky & Telescope magazine gives a good idea of where the constellation Perseus is in the night sky. A clear view of the northeastern sky can help. How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower.