Perseid meteor shower 2018: 13 stunning photos of nature's light show

The Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every August due to debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaked this weekend, offering stunning light displays in the night sky.

>> Read more trending news

Social media lit up with images of the celestial phenomenon. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

2. Firth of Lorn, Scotland

3. Loch Etive, Scotland

4. Lac d'Ilay, France

5. Jura Mountains, France

6. Oxford Island, Northern Ireland

7. Independence Pass, Colorado

8. Virginia

9. Eccles Pass, Colorado

10. Groesbeck, Texas

11. Sunset Crater, Arizona

12. Addingham, England

13. Stonehenge, England

Perseid meteor over Stonehenge UK along with Mars, Saturn and Jupiter

Posted by Paul Howell on Sunday, August 12, 2018

– Fiza Pirani of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

About the Author