Photos: The spectacular Perseid meteor showers that most of us missed last night
A meteor flashes across the night sky on Aug. 12, Corfe Castle, UK.
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Meteor showers lit up night skies across the world early this morning, Aug. 12.
An annual celestial treat, the Perseid meteors are formed when the Earth passes through a debris trail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Unfortunately for many, light pollution and cloud cover on Earth can make it hard to see anything whizzing through the stars. But for those who managed to leave cities behind for clearer skies, last night was one of the year’s best natural light shows.
More meteors may also be seen on Aug. 12 and 13.
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