The Perseid meteor shower was at its peak last night and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed the view.
This year, the meteor shower coincides with the new moon, which means the skies are dark so the shower is more visible.
Astronomy experts told CNN that these conditions have not been available since 2010.
If you missed the shower last night, don’t worry, there is still time.
The Perseids are active from July 13 to Aug. 26, according to the American Meteor Society, a nonprofit scientific organization that supports the research of astronomers, but the meteor shower peaks between Aug. 12-13.
The meteor shower is composed of particles released from Comet 109/Swift-Tuttle during its many trips to the inner solar system, a region comprising terrestrial planets and asteroids.
Here are some of the shots from last night’s meteor shower:
Perseids from the International Space Station! Don't miss the meteor shower tonight and join the live program about the science behind it on NASA TV (www.nasa.gov/ntv) at 10pm ET. The Perseids are considered to be the best meteor shower of the year. Meteors come from leftover comet particles and bits from broken asteroids. When comets come around the sun, they leave a dusty trail behind them. Every year the Earth passes through these debris trails, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere where they disintegrate to create fiery and colorful streaks in the sky. #meteorshower #perseid #space #meteor #spacestation #astronomy