10 Dazzling photos of the Perseid meteor shower, 2023

10 Dazzling photos of the Perseid meteor shower, 2023


The height of the annual Perseid meteor bathe could have handed (this 12 months, peak exercise fell in a single day from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13), however the skies of Earth are nonetheless ablaze with capturing stars.

The Perseids started on July 14 and run by Sept. 1, 2023, as Earth passes by the huge subject of rocky particles left in our path by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Generally known as one of the vital dazzling meteor showers seen within the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseids have impressed stargazers and astrophotographers all over the world to trek into the darkness and prepare their cameras up on the sky, hoping to witness as much as 100 capturing stars per hour. 

Listed here are a few of our favourite pictures of the 2023 Perseid meteor bathe which have been shared to date.

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This time-lapse photograph reveals star trails and Perseid meteors swirl over Makhtesh (crater) Ramon within the Negev Desert of Southern Israel in the course of the Perseids peak.

A meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower.

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A lone Perseid meteor streaks over the Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture within the Qinghai Province of China in the course of the bathe’s peak on on August 13, 2023.

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Perseid meteors fall over Purple Church and Guzelyurt Monastery Valley in Guzelyurt district of Aksaray, Turkey on August 12, 2023.

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A big Perseid meteor blasts over A Veiga in Galicia, Spain.

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An deserted caravanserai (roadside inn) close to the town of Garmsar in Semnan province, southeast Tehran, sits beneath passing Perseid meteors on August 13, 2023.

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A meteor falls throughout the sky in the course of the Perseid meteor bathe at Pedernales Falls State Park on August 13, 2023 in Johnson Metropolis, Texas.

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One other time-lapse photograph reveals star trails and Perseid meteors falling over Okayama, Japan, in Aug. 2023.

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A big meteor falls throughout the night time sky over the Lick Observatory in the course of the Perseid meteor bathe at Mount Hamilton in California, United States on August 13, 2023.

A meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower.

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The Perseid meteor bathe seen in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China on on August 14, 2023.

Perseid meteor shower is observed above Euphrates poplar trees.

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The Perseid meteor bathe as seen over Euphrates poplar timber in Yiwu County, Hami Metropolis, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area of China on August 14, 2023.