Just because it happens every August doesn't mean it gets old. We've been admiring the debris of the Swift-Tuttle comet for over 2000 years.
This long exposure shows stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower near Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
Image by Ariel Schalit / AP
Taken at Mount Teide National Park in the Canary Islands on August 11, 2012.
Photo By: Roberto Porto
A meteor (top) streaks past stars in the night sky above Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc, at the Mont-Tendre near Montricher in the Jura, north of Geneva, late August 10, 2012.
Image by DENIS BALIBOUSE / Reuters
Taken in Cave City, Arkansas on August 11, 2012
Photo By: Jeff Rose