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Perseid meteor shower 2020 brings sky fireworks to the night sky (photos)



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

Perseid meteor shower, one of the most famous annual “shooting star” screens, reached its peak activity this week, with a spectacular show for skywatchers in the northern hemisphere.

While Perseids is typically considered one of the best meteor showers, with about 50 to 75 meteors per hour, this year fewer meteors were visible than usual. This is because the moon in the first quarter drowned out some of the weaker meteors with its bright light.


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