While some of us were sleeping this weekend, photographers around the northern hemisphere were capturing the Perseid meteor shower as it peaked. The annual shower continues through August 24th, but it reached its highest activity levels on August 11th and 12th as debris from a passing comet produced as many as 100 meteors per hour. This year's relatively dim waxing crescent moon meant more meteors were visible to eager stargazers, so there's no shortage of impressive photos of the event for those who want to relive it (or for some incentive to stay up past bedtime next year). 

Photo: Peter Greig.
Photo: AP Photo/Paul White.
Photo: Sergio Garcia Rill.

Head over to Business Insider to see more, and share your own photos of the meteor shower in a gallery.