Didn't get a chance to see this week's Perseid meteor shower? Amateur and professor astronomy photographers have captured images of the shooting meteors from all over the world.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes into a cloud of debris trailing behind the comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower has already passed its peak for the year, but several quick-fingered photographers have shared their photos of the meteors streaking the sky:

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center: This may actually be an incidental meteor rather than a Perseid, since its path doesn't point back to the shower's radiant. [APOD]

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Perseid shooting across star trails by Izzyman1.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Perseid over Mudanya, Turkey by Ugur Ikizler.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Shooting Star Inn & Observatory just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona by Tom Taylor.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Perseid over Malta by stefni082.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Meteor over Halifax, Nova Scotia by Michael Boschat.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Perseid over Laleh-zar, Kerman, Iran by Ehsan Rostamizadeh.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Rooftop view of Perseid in Washington Heights, NYC by meg21210.

Perseid Meteors Shower the SkyS

Perseid over Glade Park, CO by Thad V'Soske.