10 Most Stunning Views of the 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower

We're all made of stars.

Aug 14, 2016
By Idan Fima

Stargazers from around the world were in for a spectacular cosmic treat this past weekend, as hundreds of chunks of space rock lit up in the Earth's atmosphere in the biggest meteor shower of the year. The Perseid meteor shower happens every year, but 2016 was particularly impressive. Take a look below for some of the most stunning views space had to offer.

1. THE NIGHTSKY OVER OTALAMPI, FINLAND

 

A photo posted by Valokuvaaja Satu Mali (@satumali) onAug 12, 2016 at 6:12am PDT

2. THESE MEZMERIZING COLORS IN THE TURKISH SKY

 

A photo posted by Uzay & Bilim (@uzaybilim) onAug 11, 2016 at 9:40am PDT

3. THE GLOWING STARS SHINING DOWN ON ISRAEL'S RAMON CRATER

 

A photo posted by Idan Fima (@idanfima) onAug 14, 2016 at 5:15am PDT

4. THIS BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE MILKY WAY OVER BEIRUT, LEBANON

 

A photo posted by Photographer (@ramimansourr) onAug 12, 2016 at 6:12am PDT

5. THIS LONELY HUT AT THE END OF THE GALAXY

 

A photo posted by Yezrael Pérez (@yez_mosby) onAug 12, 2016 at 7:39am PDT

6. THESE EERIE CLOUDS OVER WEST SPARTA, NEW YORK

 

A photo posted by Chuck (@chucklittle) onAug 12, 2016 at 6:18am PDT

7. THESE SHOOTING STARS STREAKING ACROSS THE RUSSIAN WILDERNESS

 

A photo posted by Boris Dmitriev (@aurorbor) onAug 12, 2016 at 7:58am PDT

8. THIS INCREDIBLE CONTRAST BETWEEN CITY AND SKY OVER ASPEN, COLORADO

 

A photo posted by ntkophoto (@ntkophoto) onAug 12, 2016 at 6:35am PDT

9. THIS UNPOLLUTED VIEW OF THE STARS FROM KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA

 

A photo posted by Aaron Porebski (@rovin_90) onAug 12, 2016 at 3:40am PDT

10. THIS STUNNING VIEW OF THE SKIES ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN

 

A photo posted by Scott Cramer (@adventure_photo) onAug 12, 2016 at 6:11am PDT

 

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