Enjoying EarthSky? Subscribe.

103,878 subscribers and counting ...

By in
| | Human World | Space on Aug 13, 2013

Photos from friends: 2013 Perseid meteor shower

Awesome photos from around the world showing Perseid meteors – August’s shooting stars – streaking along in the night sky over the past few weeks.

The Perseid meteor shower has probably peaked (August 11-13, 2013), giving us many, many wonderful photos of Perseid meteors, posted by friends on EarthSky pages on Facebook and Google+. We wish we could post them all here! Thanks to all who posted. Enjoy!

Mike Lewinski said this 2013 Perseid fireball was so bright that it illuminated the clouds.  Notice the greenish color.  Mike was at Embudo, New Mexico.  Thanks for posting!

Mike Lewinski said this Perseid fireball was so bright that it illuminated the clouds. Notice the greenish color. Mike was at Embudo, New Mexico. Thanks for posting!

Composite image of Perseid meteor shower taken morning of August 13, 2013 in Mersing, Malaysia. Andromeda Galaxy is also visible in the top right corner.  Image created by our friend Justin NG in Mersing, Malaysia.  Thank you, Justin!

Composite image of Perseid meteor shower taken morning of August 13, 2013 in Mersing, Malaysia. Andromeda Galaxy is also visible in the top right corner. Image created by our friend Justin NG in Mersing, Malaysia. Thank you, Justin!

Our friend Sergio Garcia Rill of Houston captured this great shot at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory on August 11, 2013.  Thanks, Sergio!

Our friend Sergio Garcia Rill of Houston captured this great shot at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory – deep in the heart of the Davis Mountains of west Texas – on August 11, 2013. Thanks, Sergio! Read more about this photo at Sergio’s blog.

Perseid meteor over Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California, as captured by our friend John A. Rossetto Jr.  Thank you, John.

Perseid meteor over Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California, as captured by our friend John A. Rossetto Jr. Thank you, John.

Colorful Perseid meteor in 2013 via Gary P. Caton in North Carolina.  The star cluster on the right is the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.

Colorful Perseid meteor in 2013 via Gary P. Caton. The star cluster on the right is the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.

View larger. | Scott MacNeill created this wonderful composite image at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.  We love this image, because you can see the meteors coming from their radiant point in the constellation Perseus.  Thank you, Scott!

View larger. | Scott MacNeill created this wonderful composite image of Perseid meteors at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA. We love this image, because you can see the meteors coming from their radiant point in the constellation Perseus. Thank you, Scott! Visit Scott’s website, Exit Pupil Creative Workshop.

Look up!  Tim Erskine captured this Perseid fireball  on August 12, 2013.  Thank you, Tim!  Read more about this photo here.

Look up! Tim Erskine captured this Perseid fireball on August 12, 2013. Thank you, Tim! Read more about this photo here.

Kins Cheung in Hong Kong captured this Perseid meteor on August 12, 2013.  Thank you, Kins!

Kins Cheung in Hong Kong captured this Perseid meteor against a backdrop of the Milky Way on August 12, 2013. Thank you, Kins!

Tom Sisemore in Canehill, Arkansas captured this shot of a colorful Perseid on August 11, 2013.  Thank you, Tom!

Tom Sisemore in Canehill, Arkansas captured this shot of a colorful Perseid on August 11, 2013. Thank you, Tom!

View larger. |  A Perseid meteor streaks between the two Magellanic Clouds during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower.  Photo by Colin Legg.

View larger. | A Perseid meteor streaks between the two Magellanic Clouds during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower. Photo by Colin Legg Photography in Australia.

Meteor seen prior to the Perseids' 2013 peak, by EarthSky Facebook friend Mike Lewinski.  Thanks, Mike!

Meteor seen prior to the Perseids’ 2013 peak, by EarthSky Facebook friend Mike Lewinski. Thanks, Mike!

Perseid meteor as seen from Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK by our friend Rob McAvoy, August 10, 2013.

Perseid meteor as seen from Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK by our friend Rob McAvoy, August 10, 2013.

Perseid meteor captured August 9, 2013 at Sleepy Hollow State Park, Michigan, by EarthSky Facebook friend Vincent Brady Photographer.  See more from Vincent here.

Perseid meteor captured August 9, 2013 at Sleepy Hollow State Park, Michigan, by EarthSky Facebook friend Vincent Brady Photographer. See more from Vincent here.

View larger. | Perseid meteor shower 2013.  Composite image by Peter Greig Photography.  See more of Peter's work here.

View larger. | Perseid meteor shower 2013. Composite image by Peter Greig Photography. Read more about this composite image here.

Perseid meteor seen August 10, 2013 by our friend Barry Simmons at Lake Martin, Alabama.  Thank you, Barry!

Perseid meteor seen August 10, 2013 by our friend Barry Simmons at Lake Martin, Alabama. Thank you, Barry!

Perseid fireball next to the Northen end of the Milky Way over the Liguria Apennine mountains, interland of Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera.  Photo by EarthSky Facebook friend Maranatha.it Photography.

Perseid fireball next to the Northen end of the Milky Way over the Liguria Apennine mountains, interland of Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera. Photo by EarthSky Facebook friend Maranatha.it Photography.

Steve Beatty said this was the last Perseid he captured before the sun came up on the morning of August 12.

Steve Beatty said this was the last Perseid he captured before the sun came up on the morning of August 12.