Gallery: 2015 Perseids Are Putting on a Show

Perseid Meteor Shower over the East Point Light House in New Jersey, USA. Credit and copyright: Jeff Berkes.

Perseid Meteor Shower over the East Point Light House in New Jersey, USA. Credit and copyright: Jeff Berkes.

Have you been looking up the past few nights, trying to see the Perseid Meteor Shower? Many of our readers have been turning their eyes — and cameras — to the skies, with spectacular results. This year’s Perseids were predicted to be one of the best ever, since there has been little to no moonlight to upstage the shower. As you can see from the images here, many astrophotographers were able to capture fast and bright meteors, and even some that left persistent trains.

Remember, tonight (Wednesday, August 12, 2015) is projected to be the peak, so if you’ve got clear skies, take advantage of this opportunity to see a great meteor shower. You can find out how and when to see them in our previous detailed articles by our in-house observing experts David Dickinson and Bob King.

And enjoy the view from our readers in this gallery of 2015 Perseids:
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