14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year, as Earth passes through the debris left behind comet Swift-Tuttle as it orbits the Sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Richard Carter