Perseids meteor shower, Namibia

Perseids meteor shower, Namibia

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Credit: JUAN CARLOS CASADO (starryearth.com) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Perseids meteor shower, Namibia, time-exposure image. Meteor showers occur regularly each year when the Earth crosses the orbit of cometary debris. The Perseid shower is associated with the Swift-Tuttle comet, reaching its peak around 12 August each year. Photographed on 12-13 August 2016.

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