Spectacular Perseid meteor shower streaks across night sky

The annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak ... more

A multiple exposure picture taken on 11 August shows a Perseids meteor shower in Madrid. The shower, which reached its peak on Monday night, occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. AFP
1/5A multiple exposure picture taken on 11 August shows a Perseids meteor shower in Madrid. The shower, which reached its peak on Monday night, occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. AFP
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. Perseids peak on 12 August of every year at over one meteor per minute. AFP
2/5A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. Perseids peak on 12 August of every year at over one meteor per minute. AFP
A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in England on 13 August. The Perseids are so-called because the meteors appear to come from a point called the radiant that lies in the constellation Perseus. Reuters
3/5A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in England on 13 August. The Perseids are so-called because the meteors appear to come from a point called the radiant that lies in the constellation Perseus. Reuters
A meteor streaks over the North Star in the northern skies during the Perseid meteor shower  in California on 12 August. The tiny fragments of ice and dust, ranging from the size of a sand-grain to a pea hit the Earth’s atmosphere at some 60km/s. Reuters
4/5A meteor streaks over the North Star in the northern skies during the Perseid meteor shower in California on 12 August. The tiny fragments of ice and dust, ranging from the size of a sand-grain to a pea hit the Earth’s atmosphere at some 60km/s. Reuters
A meteor sparks while entering the earth’s atmosphere behind an olive tree during the Perseids Meteor Shower in Fanos village of central Greece. AP
5/5A meteor sparks while entering the earth’s atmosphere behind an olive tree during the Perseids Meteor Shower in Fanos village of central Greece. AP
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