JACKSON, Wyo. — The night sky has been putting on dazzling displays over the Tetons this summer, thanks in large part to the reappearance of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

The Cathedral Group of the Tetons. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

The annual meteor shower is caused by dust trains from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The debris enters the earth’s atmosphere and burns up due to friction with the air, creating a meteor shower, or shooting stars.

The meteor shower began on July 14, peaked from Aug. 11 to 13 and will slowly fade in intensity until Sept. 1.

Glimpses of the Milky Way alongside the shooting stars have provided show-stopping views this summer.

Reader Nick Zajac also submitted a spectacular photo of the shower over Jackson Hole.

If you snap photos of the shower, we’d love to feature them in an upcoming Buckrail SNAPPED. Send images to tips@buckrail.com.

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