This is the most amazing image of the Perseid meteor shower

Thursday 13 August 2015 12:00

Star gazers across the northern hemisphere were treated to a stunning display of shooting stars on Wednesday night with a new moon providing the perfect blank canvas for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

This image of a falling start crossing the night sky over the North Sea coast in Pilsum, northwestern Germany, may well be the most stunning.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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