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Magical images of the Perseid meteor shower over the years

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 52: USAK, TURKEY - AUGUST 13: Perseid meteors streak across the night sky over the ancient city of Mesotimolos in Esme district of Turkey's western Usak province on August 13, 2019. Visitors observed 60 to 80 meteors that were visible with the naked eye.  (Photo by Soner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The debris particles associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle light up the Earth’s atmosphere when the planet crosses paths with the orbit of the comet, giving us the illusion of falling stars. The meteor shower is given the name Perseids as they appear to be coming from a point in the constellation Perseus. The spectacular phenomenon begins from mid-July and reaches its peak mid-August.

Check out some images from the meteor shower over the years.

(Pictured) Perseid meteors streak across the night sky over the ancient city of Mesotimolos in Turkey, on Aug. 13, 2019.

© Soner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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