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The Perseid 2020 meteor shower brings fireworks into the night sky (photo)



A Perseid meteor trail cuts through the sky above a group of campers in the Negev desert near the city of Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on August 11, 2020. (Photo credit: Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty)

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular annual “meteor” shows, peaked this week, offering a spectacular show for sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere.

While the Perseids are generally considered one of the best meteor showers, with around 50 to 75 meteors per hour, this year has slightly fewer meteors than usual. That’s because the first quarter moon drowned out some of the fainter meteors with its brilliance.


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