Stargazers around the world have been enjoying the annual Perseid meteor shower
Amateur astronomers have been out in force to watch the celestial display, which is caused by material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle.
The Perseid shower is an annual event between mid-July and mid-August, but the best views were expected on Monday night - and the meteors didn't disappoint, with as many as 60 an hour visible to the naked eye.
This picture shows a meteor streaking above Edlington Castle in Northumberland, UK.
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