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Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos of 2015

Bright Perseid

Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski, Igor Nastoski / Ohrid Astronomy Association

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

Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski, Igor Nastoski / Ohrid Astronomy Association

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.'

Susan Snow

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

Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski, Igor Nastoski / Ohrid Astronomy Association

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

Jeff Heinaman

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

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com contributor

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Predicted 2015 Perseid Meteor Rate

NASA/JPL

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

Sky & Telescope Magazine Illustration

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

Sky & Telescope illustration

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.

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