The skies were mostly clear in southern England for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night. Here are a few pictures that I captured of the display from the countryside to the east of Bristol.
A brilliant Perseid fireball streaks across the sky. Credit: Will Gater
The same fireball image as above animated together with the previous and following frame to show the presence of a ‘persistent train’. Credit: Will Gater
A faint Perseid (top right), the Andromeda Galaxy and Double Cluster. Credit: Will Gater
A spectacular Perseid fireball captured with a lens covered in dew! Credit: Will Gater
A Perseid meteor falls through the constellations of Pegasus & Aquarius. Credit: Will Gater
Not a Perseid! A short sporadic meteor points the way (sort of) to M31. Credit: Will Gater