Photos from friends: 2013 Perseid meteor shower

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(Earth Sky News)  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 Facebookand Google+. We wish we could post them all here! Thanks to all who posted. Enjoy!

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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!

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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.

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

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

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

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