Stargazing: the Best Shots of the Perseid Meteor Show
All eyes were on the skies this weekend as the Perseid meteor shower dashed through Earth's atmosphere. The meteors are debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, which orbits the sun every 133 years. The planet passes through the remains of the comet every August, giving us what is known as the Perseids. The predawn hours of Monday and Tuesday were the best time to view the shower, but if poor weather — or sleep! — kept you from seeing what can be up to 100 "shooting stars" per hour, we found keen-eyed photographers' best views of the celestial wonder.