JACKSON, Wyo. — The Perseid meteor shower peaked Aug. 13 and local raft guide Nick Zajac captured part of the show from the overlook on the way to Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

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

The meteor shower began on July 14 and has steadily increased up until the peak, and will slowly fade in intensity until Sept. 1.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.