Images: The 2013 Perseid meteor shower
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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank on August 13, 2013 in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom.
A long exposure image showing a Perseids meteor (L) streaking across the night sky over St. Ioan medieval church near the village of Potsurnentsi, late on August 12, 2013.
A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid.
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A Perseid meteor (R) streaks across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
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A meteor (bottom right) streaks across the night sky on August 13, 2013 over the North Yorkshire Moors, United Kingdom. A commercial aircraft (bottom left) can also be seen as can the constellation of Pleiades (top).
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A meteor streaks across the early morning sky on August 13, 2013 over Saltburn, United Kingdom.