A Perseid meteor streaks through the night in California on Tuesday

A heavenly glow illuminates the sky above the Mont-Tendre near Montricher in the Jura, Geneva

A distinctive colour change is seen as an elusive meteor comes through the atmosphere in the early hours of Wednesday over Selsey, Sussex

Cumbria was bathed in an eerie light during the Perseid shower early this morning

Shards of light flit across the sky in Derwent Water, Keswick. The region was one of the few in Britain that weren't clouded over

Streaks of light zip across the sky above the Los Padres National Forest in California, last night