The week's best photos

«Previous
7 of 41 Photos
Next »
APTOPIX Perseids Meteor Showser
«
  • APTOPIX  Mideast Egypt
  • APTOPIX Japan Boxing Yaegashi Blanquet
  • APTOPIX Mideast Lebanon Explosion
  • APTOPIX Perseids Meteor Showser
  • APTOPIX Bolivia Worlds Oldest Man
  • APTOPIX California Daily Life
  • APTOPIX Britain Soccer England Scotland
»
APTOPIX Perseids Meteor Showser
Meteors streak above the Wyoming countryside early Tuesday morning north of Cheyenne in this time-elapsed photo. The past couple nights were the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower, which run from mid-July through mid-August. The shower, which gets its name from the constellation, Persus, are the remants from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which last past through in 1992 and won't pass by again until the year 2125. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)