Amazing Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower 2019

The annual Perseid meteor shower — one of the most highly anticipated meteor showers of the year — peaked overnight on Aug. 12-13. Despite the fact that bright light from a nearly-full moon obstructed the view of fainter meteors this year, skywatchers were still treated to an incredible show with up to dozens of meteors streaking through the sky every hour. 

Click through this gallery to see some amazing photos of this year's Perseid meteor shower, brought to you by Space.com readers! We'll update this gallery as more photos come in. 

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.