Perseid meteor shower
Skywatchers were treated to a spectacular show late Aug. 12 and early Aug. 13, compliments of the Perseid meteor shower. The display is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle.
A meteor streaks through the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, southern England. (Aug. 12, 2010)
A view from El Torcal nature park reserve in the southern Spanish town of Antequera. (Aug. 13, 2010)
The Perseid meteor shower from just south of Macedonia's capital Skopje. (Aug. 13, 2010)
The view near the town of Grazalema, southern Spain. (Aug. 13, 2010)
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Leeberg hill in Grossmugl, some 30 km north of Vienna, Austria. (Aug. 12, 2010)