The most beautiful space and celestial pictures of 2016: In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower as seen from Spruce Knob, West Virginia, U.S. on Aug. 12.
Major celestial events of 2017: Aug. 12‐13: Perseid meteor shower Produced from the debris of the comet Swift‐Tuttle — first observed in 1862 — the Perseids are one of the best meteor showers largely due to its intensity, which reaches up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower is observed annually from July 17 to Aug. 24 but the intensity is at its highest on the night of Aug. 12 and the morning of Aug. 13.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Quick, make a wish! A meteor streaks across the sky above Arches National Park in Utah during the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific meteor showers in the universe.
Keep your garden simple, with two plants that love the heat and dry conditions-- the height of Meteor Shower Verbena is a great color with Luscious Bananarama Lantana. Sit back and watch the butterflies enjoy these plants all summer long.
Perseid meteor shower The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked in the early hours of Aug. 12, providing a dazzling celestial light show for stargazers lucky enough to have dark skies and clear weather for the event. It was an awesome sight!!! ***
The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…