Starting in early August and peaking this past weekend, Perseid meteors streaked across skies around the world.
As up to 100 meteors an hour lit up the night sky, Flickr photographers captured the annual celestial event. This gallery features some of the photos we received in our Yahoo! News "Your Photos" group. The Perseids, named for the constellation Perseus from which the meteors appear to emerge, arrive when Earth passes through debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet.
The comet’s dust smashes into our planet’s atmosphere at 132,000 mph, according to NASA.
Check out photos from past Perseid meteor showers or add yours to our Flickr group.
Photos by: allencarrollcook, EMHazel, nalamanpics, Jodi Irvin Photography, Antonio Costa, bjarne.winkler, RHS in Nova Scotia, Sergio Garcia Rill, Jay Craft, StephenGA, Hongming Zheng, wd.bowman, Andrius Aleksandravičius, Kenneth Brandon, slworking2, Eric Dugan, Cat Connor, Mark Chance Photography, pylacroix, p_c_w, Gary D. Avey, Matt Molloy