Around the globe, people looked up to the night sky to catch what is considered to be the best meteor shower of the year.

The Perseid meteor shower hit its peak Wednesday night and stargazers captured the sparkling show, which was even more dazzling this time around due to the moon’s new phase. The light from the moon was less likely to get in the way of faint meteors, a plus for observers, and a phenomenon that hasn’t happened since 2007.

Check out a video of a Perseid fireball rushing across the screen from the UK Meteor Observation Network, below, as well as several images of the meteor shower from across the globe. Read more…

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Dazzling photos capture shooting stars during Perseid meteor shower