13 August 2013
Last updated at 08:36 ET
Stargazers came out to watch the Perseid meteor shower spectacle on Monday night. The show happens when cometary "grit" strikes the atmosphere and burns up, creating streaks of light across the sky, as seen in this photo taken by Paul Williams from his window in Mannings Heath, West Sussex, England.
The Plough was featured alongside a meteor in this photo by Janine Walsh taken on Monday evening from Ferring, Worthing in West Sussex, England.
As many as 60-100 streaks an hour were visible at the height of the display. Andrew Traill saw at least one of those, as seen in this picture from Wick in Caithness, Scotland.
This is Marcus Matthews' first attempt at night photography. He took this photo in Middletown Hill in Powys, Wales.
In Newark in England Andrew Houghton set up a camera in his garden to take photos overnight. This was the best one taken at 23:08 BST.
Three generations of the Horton Baker family, in Ripley, Surrey, England, sat in their back garden staring at the stars. Dawn Horton Baker said: "We stayed up until 1am and saw over a dozen amazing shooting stars very, very clearly so were well rewarded for our efforts!"
James Birchall took this self portrait from 00:30 BST on Tuesday in Grandborough near Rugby, England. He said: "It is a composite image of over two hours of shooting stars combined with a 30 second exposure of myself."
Lawrence Harris in Stowupland, Suffolk, England has an all-sky-camera in his garden. The dome in the upper right is his observatory. He took this picture at 02:10 BST. Send your pictures to email@example.com For terms and conditions see bbc.co.uk/terms