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Perseid meteor shower 2015

Updated 11:00 AM ET, Thu August 13, 2015
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A meteor streaks across the sky above Halle, Germany, early Thursday, August 13. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. HENDRIK SCHMIDT/DPA/AFP/Getty Images
A meteor zooms through the sky above Gainesville, Florida, on August 13. Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun via AP
A pair of meteors are visible in the sky above desert pine trees in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in Nevada on August 13. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Perseid meteors flash across the sky in Van, Turkey, on Wednesday, August 12. Anadolu Agency/Anadolu/Getty Images
A billboard of a Spanish fighting bull is silhouetted against the night's sky in Cordoba, Spain, on August 12. Manu Fernandez/AP
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Ondrejov on August 12. Matej Divizna/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A long exposure image showing the Perseid meteor shower over the remains of an early Christian basilica in Bulgaria, early on August 12. NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in Nevada on August 12. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
A Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminates the dark sky near Villadiego in the province of Burgos, northern Spain on August 12. CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images
Stars and meteor streaks are seen behind a destroyed house, near Tuzla, Bosnia, August 12. Amel Emric/AP