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For the past couple of nights, the Perseid meteor shower has put on a dazzling light show in the sky. The meteors -- debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet -- rain down once a year. This year's shower was supposed to be especially spectacular, and judging from the photos iReporters posted, it definitely was.
In fact, SteveGifford called it "one of the coolest things I've ever seen." A cloud-free night in Haubstadt, Indiana, let him capture clear images of the meteors and their colorful tails (large photo).
Richardlew wasn't quite so lucky. He had to fight clouds in Maynardville, Tennessee, to get his shots, but he managed to capture a few beautifully lit photos (lower left). gfydad also got gorgeous lighting in Lancaster, California (lower middle). And defmatnyc set his camera on automatic and left it on his Los Angeles roof all night. It captured a brighter image (lower right).
It's so great amateur photogs continue to scan they skies and post their spectacular images of the chaos in the cosmos Great Work
this is soooo freaken cool! sadly, i missed it!! i knew there was going to be a meteor shower happening, but i had to go sleep because i work very very early in the morning. Anyways, thanks for posting!