The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked overnight, offering stunning light displays in the night sky, according to the American Meteor Society.
Social media users shared their photos of suspected meteors with the hashtags #perseid, #perseids and #perseidmeteorshower. Here are some of our favorites:
Photo by @larsleberphotography, Instagram
Photo by @majakraljikwx, Instagram
3. Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Photo by @DawnSunrise1, Twitter
An orange (sodium) Perseids Meteor!— Dawn (@DawnSunrise1) August 11, 2022
I had just gone outside and was taking test shots with my DSLR, when this beauty went shooting across the sky and I caught it on the edge of a photo.
Hazy conditions 11.08.22, Bedfordshire, UK #Perseids #Astrophotography pic.twitter.com/cjBh64aqkB
4. Helsinki, Finland
Photo by @jannehir, Twitter
Northern lights and a shooting star in Helsinki 12th August 0:49 am #northernlights #perseids #revontuli #perseidit #taivaanvahti #majakanvahti pic.twitter.com/cM3fWFKpYI— Janne Hirvonen (@jannehir) August 12, 2022
5. Elan Valley, Wales, United Kingdom
Photo by @tacevlad, Instagram
Photo by @navmou, Instagram
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