Worksop stargazer captures Perseid meteor on camera

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Guardian reader and stargazer Steve Page captured this breathtaking photograph of a Perseid meteor streaking across the sky in Carlton-in-Lindrick in the early hours of Tuesday (August 11th).

The ‘shooting star’ appeared at around 3am and occurred as a result of material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

“I was very happy with how the picture turned out,” said Steve, who spent hours trying to get the perfect shot of the meteor along with the milky way.

Did you manage to take any snaps of the meteor shower over Worksop last night? Email them to and we’ll publish the best.