Meteor Shower Over The United Kingdom : News Photo

Meteor Shower Over The United Kingdom

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SALTBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 13: A meteor streaks across the early morning sky on August 13, 2013 over Saltburn, United Kingdom. The Perseid Meteor shower is visible from mid-july each year with peak activity being between the 9th and 14th of August. During the peak, the rate of meteors can reach 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky as they gradually fall away from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
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SALTBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 13: A meteor streaks across the early morning sky on August 13, 2013 over Saltburn, United Kingdom. The Perseid Meteor shower is visible from mid-july each year with peak activity being between the 9th and 14th of August. During the peak, the rate of meteors can reach 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky as they gradually fall away from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
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meteor streaks across the early morning sky on August 13 2013 over... News Photo 176435187Astronomy,Horizontal,Human Interest,Meteor,Morning,Saltburn,Science and Technology,Sky,Streak,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Ian ForsythSALTBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 13: A meteor streaks across the early morning sky on August 13, 2013 over Saltburn, United Kingdom. The Perseid Meteor shower is visible from mid-july each year with peak activity being between the 9th and 14th of August. During the peak, the rate of meteors can reach 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky as they gradually fall away from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)