Stunning Time-Lapse Videos of Perseid Meteor Shower (WATCH)
The annual Perseid meteor shower came piercing through the northern hemisphere’s night sky over the past weekend.
According to Space.com, the Perseids are bits of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which is the largest object known to make repeated passes near Earth. Stargazers took the opportunity to record their own footage of the spectacular display, which has been observed by humans for over 2,000 years.
Here are some of the best YouTube videos of this year’s celestial event:
And here’s NASA’s video explanation of the phenomenon: