Meteors streaked across the sky around the world as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak on 12-13 August in Europe, according to Nasa.

Perseid Meteor Shower
Skies sparkle as annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peakReuters

The annual phenomena coincided with a new moon, making for stellar viewing conditions and giving stargazers the world over much to work with.

Perseid Meteor Shower
Skies sparkle as annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peakReuters

The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle.

Perseid Meteor Shower
Skies sparkle as annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peakReuters