2022 Perseid meteor shower thrills despite bright moon

2022 Perseid meteor shower thrills despite bright moon

The 2022 Perseid meteor shower peaked this weekend, but the full moon obscured the view.

Stargazers posted photographs of the Perseid meteor shower as it peaked Friday and Saturday (Aug. 12-13).

Skywatcher Mary McIntyre of Oxfordhire, UK, acquired Perseid images with a meteor camera.

The Perseid meteor shower peaks on Aug. 12, 2022, one day after the Sturgeon supermoon.

Even brilliant moonlight can obscure a stargazer's view of meteors.

Veysel Altun of Anadalou Agency and Getty Images captured a Perseid meteor streak over a Turkish camping.

Still more stargazers caught Perseid fireballs with their personal cameras or meteor cameras.

When Earth passes through Comet Swift-dusty Tuttle's tail in mid-August, the Perseid meteor shower occurs.

When comet fragments hit Earth's atmosphere, they can create dazzling trails.

The Orionid meteor shower in October 2022 will be the following significant meteor shower.

The Orionid meteor shower in October 2022 will be the following significant meteor shower.