The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

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A meteor streaks across the night sky on August 13, 2013 over the... News PhotoAstronomy,Castleton,Horizontal,Human Interest,Meteor,Night,North Yorkshire,Science and Technology,Sky,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Ian ForsythCASTLETON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 13: A meteor (bottom right) streaks across the night sky on August 13, 2013 over the North Yorkshire Moors, United Kingdom. A commercial aircraft (bottom left) can also be seen as can the constellation of Pleiades (top). 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)