Perseid Meteor Shower Monday & Tuesday, August 12-13, 2013  Photo: Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: David Kingham

Last night my mom and I went out to see if there were any stragglers from the Perseid meteor shower. We had missed the peak days because of work, and illness, and all the other daily reasons why yo.

Perseids Meteor Shower, Milky Way 2012 - Northern California "The heavens declare the glory of God.

David Kingham

The sky is falling "Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower" by David Kingham of the U. was "highly commended" in the Earth and Space category. Kingham combines 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of August's Perseid meteor shower.

Early Perseid Meteors Over New Jersey

The annual Perseid meteor shower will hit its peak on Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 12 and and could wow stargazers with a "shooting stars" display. See how to watch the 2013 Perseid meteor shower here.

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.

The dazzling Perseid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Aug. and you can watch the shooting star display online beginning at 7 p. EDT, courtesy of the Slooh Community Observatory and NASA.

Jason Gunders in central Queensland, Australia combined three photos to create this shot of an Eta Aquarid meteor.  He wrote,

The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak Sunday night, Aug. in the Northern Hemisphere. Meteor watching is an awe-inspiring family activity.

Before the Meteor Rush -  In the foreground stands the region's Church of St. Andrew ruin, with bright Jupiter dominating the sky to its right. Two galaxies lie in the background: our own Milky Way, and the faint smudge of the more distant Andromeda Galaxy just above the ruin's leftmost wall. Credit: Tamas Ladanyi (www.astrophoto.hu)

This bright Perseid meteor streaking through skies near Lake Balaton, Hungary on August served as advance guard for the meteor shower that was scheduled to peak a few days later.

Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009 - Perseids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009 - Perseids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Radiant point of Perseid meteor shower. It rises in the northeast around midnight, and, after the radiant rises, you'll see many more meteors than before.

The constellation Perseus, radiant for the annual Perseid meteor shower

Photographer Jeff Berkes caught this Perseid meteor over Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, on July 30, 2011.

Perseid Meteor Over Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah - I want a print of this so bad. Something about this picture makes my heart race.

Astrophotographer Mike Black sent in a photo of Perseid meteors taken from Belmar, New Jersey, August 5-6, 2013.

Update: See the latest 2013 Perseid meteor shower photos and how to watch an Aug. 12 webcast here: Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos: Celestial Fireworks Wow Stargazers

It's the perseid meteor season!

Best times and where to view Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower of 2012 is set to peak on August when “the Earth is expected to encounter the ‘core’ of the Perseid swarm, where meteoroid concentration is densest…

Astrophotographer Cody Limber sent in a photo of  some early Perseid meteors that he caught from his deck on Orcas Island in Washington. The shot combines images taken over the course of four days in August 2013.

Astrophotographer Cody Limber sent in a photo of some early Perseid meteors that he caught from his deck on Orcas Island in Washington. The shot combines images taken over the course of four days in August Credit: Cody Limber

Top 10 Perseid Meteor Shower Facts.  Perseids From the Sky

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks every August and is often the most dazzling meteor display of the year. Here are 10 cool facts you may not know about the Perseid meteor shower.

Photographer Chris Bakley captured this spectacular photo of a Perseid meteor streaking over Cape May, New Jersey during the Perseid meteor shower's peak on Aug. 12, 2015.<br />

'Best Meteor Shower in Years': Perseids Put on a Spectacular Show

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower reached its peak on Aug. 12 and offering a dazzling display for skywatchers. See their amazing Perseid meteor shower photos here.

Leonid showers - Nov 2017 ~ © Jacek Halicki 2016. Perseid meteor seen in 2016 from Poland.

Leonid showers - Nov 2017 ~ © Jacek Halicki 2016. Perseid meteor seen in 2016 from Poland.

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