A view of the night sky over Gzhel regio : News Photo

A view of the night sky over Gzhel regio

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GZHEL, RUSSIAN FEDERATION: A view of the night sky over Gzhel region, some 80 km east of Moscow shows the star's path created by the earth rotation, early 12 August 2005. On the night between 12 August and 13 August is expected the peack of the Perseids meteor shower over the sky of the northern hemisphere. The Perseids come every year, beginning in late July and stretching into August. Sky watchers outdoors at the right time can see colorful fireballs, occasional outbursts and, almost always, long hours of gracefully streaking meteors. The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Tiny bits of comet dust hit Earth's atmosphere traveling 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a tiny smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light 'a meteor'when it disintegrates. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MARMUR (Photo credit should read MAXIM MARMUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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GZHEL, RUSSIAN FEDERATION: A view of the night sky over Gzhel region, some 80 km east of Moscow shows the star's path created by the earth rotation, early 12 August 2005. On the night between 12 August and 13 August is expected the peack of the Perseids meteor shower over the sky of the northern hemisphere. The Perseids come every year, beginning in late July and stretching into August. Sky watchers outdoors at the right time can see colorful fireballs, occasional outbursts and, almost always, long hours of gracefully streaking meteors. The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Tiny bits of comet dust hit Earth's atmosphere traveling 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a tiny smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light 'a meteor'when it disintegrates. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MARMUR (Photo credit should read MAXIM MARMUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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