For a few weeks over late summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the night sky begins to light up with tiny streaks of light. These are meteors from the Perseid meteor shower, which burn brightly as they hurtle through our atmosphere at red-hot speeds. The Perseids reappear on cue once a year, but it's not them who are visiting us — it's our planet's own journey through the solar system that makes this light show so punctual.
Perseid Meteor Shower Time Lapse from 2016
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Written by Ashley Hamer August 1, 2018
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