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Perseid Meteor shower fills the night sky

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The Perseid Meteor shower has returned for its annual show, lighting up the night sky for stargazers. The spectacular sight occurs every August between the 12th and 13th and the peak time to see it was Sunday night. It occurs every year as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. (AFP)

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A man points his light at the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia August 12, 2018. (Photo: OgnenTeofilovski/Reuters)


The Milky Way is seen during the Perseids meteor shower in Berducedo, Spain, August 12, 2018. (Photo: Paul Hanna/Reuters)


A Perseid meteor (R) is seen near the Andromeda Galaxy (L) over Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in the early morning hours of August 12, 2018. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)


A meteor streaks over the skies over the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters)


People watch as a meteor streaks past the Milky Way in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower at Dwejra, outside the village of San Lawrenz on the island of Gozo, Malta August 13, 2018. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)


Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 12, 2018. (Photo: Amir Cohen/Reuters)


A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 10, 2018. (Photo: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)


A meteor (L) and plane (R) tracks are seen in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower near the village of Ptich, Belarus, August 13, 2018. (Photo: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)


A photographer stands near a set-up to cover Perseid meteors, also known as “Shooting Stars”, streaking across the sky near Monastery of St. Thomas in Altinsac village in Gevas district of Van, Turkey on August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A meteor streaks past stars and the Milky Way in the night sky over the Helmos Observatory during the Perseids meteor shower, on mount Helmos near the city of Kalavrita, Greece, August 12, 2018. (Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)


A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky next to the Cornieule of Tomeley standing stone during the annual Perseid meteor shower in La Forclaz, Switzerland August 11, 2018. (Photo: Denis Balibouse/Reuters)


The 2018 Perseid meteor shower over the village of Klinovka, Simferopol District. (Photo: Sergei Malgavko/TASS/Getty Images)


Perseid meteors, also known as “Shooting Stars”, streak across the sky near Monastery of St. Thomas in Altinsac village in Gevas district of Van, Turkey on August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Stars and one meteor are seen during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky over Lebanon late on August 12, 2018 in the mountain area of Tannourine, north of Beirut. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)


A meteor crosses the night sky next to the milky way, early August 12, 2018 in Pierre-Percee lake area, eastern France, during the annual Perseid meteor shower night. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)


A meteor crosses the night sky and the milky way on early August 12, 2018 over Einsiedl, southern Germany, during the annual Perseid meteor shower. (Photo: Matthias Balk/AFP/Getty Images)


Two Perseid meteors (L&R) are seen near the Andromeda Galaxy (2nd-R) and the Milky Way (C) over Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in the early morning hours of August 12, 2018. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)


A photographer stands near a set-up as a Perseid meteor, also known as “Shooting Star”, streaks across the sky near Monastery of St. Thomas in Altinsac village in Gevas district of Van, Turkey on August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A photographer holds a flashlight up to night sky as Perseid meteors, also known as “Shooting Stars”, streak across the sky near Monastery of St. Thomas in Altinsac village in Gevas district of Van, Turkey on August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A picture taken late on August 12, 2018 shows meteors crossing the night sky past the Milky Way during the annual “Perseid” meteor show, in the mountain area of Tannourine in northern Lebanon. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)


A view of the night sky during Perseid meteor shower near Monastery of St. Thomas in Altinsac village in Gevas district of Van, Turkey on August 13, 2018. (Photo: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)