Watch fantastic time-lapse video of Perseid meteor shower in NE Ohio!

James Marshall
August 15, 2018

When it comes to stargazing, the planets don't always align.

The Perseid Meteor shower has returned for its annual show, lighting up the night sky for stargazers.

A meteor streaks through the sky during the Perseid meteor shower above the village of Hajnacka in Slovakia, Aug. 13, 2018.

Shooting stars aren't really stars.

Known as perseids, also called "Tears of St. Lawrence", the shower of shooting stars is visible in the Earth's atmosphere.

"On a normal night a meteor can come from any area of the sky".

Watching the meteor shower outside Las Vegas, astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt spotted a pink-and-green Perseid meteor crossing in front of the Milky Way - and pointing toward Mars.

As for the best way to ensure a great view, "it's actually just best to get out of town", Boyle said.

Plenty of meteors - including some fireballs - are visible over Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in this photo by astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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