August's Perseid meteor shower has historically been providing the best opportunity for enthusiasts to catch meteor shows. 

The Perseids have been observed for at least 2,000 years and are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. Each year in August, the Earth passes through a cloud of the comet's debris. These bits of ice and dust -- most over 1,000 years old -- burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

This year, there was a full-moon at the same time, making it hard for some star-gazers to see the faint meteor traces in the night sky. Enjoy these photos and some from Perseid season of past years.