The Perseid meteor shower is active each year from July to August, peaking sometime around the middle of the latter month.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked this week and the European Space Agency's (ESA) meteor camera captured the spectacular show.
If you're looking for a cool light show in the midnight sky, check out the Perseid meteor shower.
The astronomical event is associated with the dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. This year, the Perseids peaked from August 11 to 12 and the ESA captured the moment using its meteor camera in Tenerife, Spain. Its peak is set to happen from the evening of August 12 till the dawn of August 13.
Perseids earned their name because they appear to come from the constellation Perseus. Find a good spot, watch, wait.
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According to NASA the Perseids are the absolute best meteor show of the year. "That's why I was extremely excited to see 2 meteors side by side and another very faint one on the horizontal plane below and right".
Look to the norther eastern sky, however the Perseids can be seen sailing across the sky in different directions, providing a wide view for Sky Gazers.
The meteor shower is touted as the most prolific of the year, as between 50 and 60 meteors per hour will light up the sky.
If you want the best view, it's suggested that you stay out as long as you can.
Meteor showers are the result of the debris tails of passing comets coming into contact with the Earth's atmosphere. Your eyes will adjust to the sky, and you'll see a show that you will never forget if you have a little patience.