BBC News website readers have been sending us their photos of the Perseid meteor shower. This was taken from the south coast of the Isle of Wight and also shows a satellite crossing west to east. Photo: S J Griffiths
Steve Elliott: "Taken on 11 August at around 2230 BST from Farnborough in Hampshire just before the Moon came up to wash things out."
SKnoopables: "The picture was taken just before 0300 CST in the Village of North Freedom, WI, US. I was about to shut down for the night and this ended up being my second-to-last photo before falling asleep."
Jared: "I took the photo on top of a hill in Austin, Texas, US, right off highway 360, just south of the 360 Bridge."
The meteors were captured in this photo using an eight second exposure in a light polluted back garden in south west London at 0433 BST. Photo: Bill Pinnell
Steve Gifford: "Taken Tuesday evening over Haubstadt, Indiana. This meteor travelled the full length of the sky and left a trail that remained visible for several seconds."
Steve Gifford also went out on Wednesday evening and snapped this photo.
Ben: "This is the bunch of geeks with assorted cameras, laptops and unfeasibly large telescopes trying to take pictures of the Perseid meteor shower."
A 45-second exposure at ISO1600 f#3.5 at 17mm caught these 3 Perseids on the night of the 11th. Photo: Prof. Greg Parker. Processed by Noel Carboni in Florida, U.S.A.
Matthew Harper: "I took the picture from my back garden in Kennington, London on 11 August."
Rob Aldridge: "Taken at 2330 12 August on the Alberta Prairies. Looking SE you can see a large meteor streak in the upper left and also a smaller one in the lower right. The large "star" in the centre is Mars."
Pete Lawrence: "This was captured on the morning of the 12 August using a DSLR camera and shows a Perseid meteor in strong moonlight." Send your photos of the Perseids to firstname.lastname@example.org
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