08/13/2015 06:53 EDT | Updated 08/14/2015 11:59 EDT

Perseid Meteor Shower In B.C. Is A Starry Delight

While most of us were sleeping Wednesday, photographers in B.C. were waiting patiently for a spectacular light show.

The Perseid meteor shower got stargazers especially excited because it was the first time in five years that it aligned with a new moon, resulting in ideal dark skies, said CNN.

Some Reddit users in Metro Vancouver graciously shared their starry images — and how they got them — with us.