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Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky

A trace of the Perseid meteor is seen in the moonless night sky over telecommunication masts in the Siberian Taiga area in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, August 19, 2018. Picture taken with a fish eye lens.   

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A trace of the Perseid meteor is seen in the moonless night sky over telecommunication masts in the Siberian Taiga area in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, August 19, 2018. Picture taken with a fish eye lens. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A trace of the Perseid meteor is seen in the moonless night sky over telecommunication masts in the Siberian Taiga area in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, August 19, 2018. Picture taken with a fish eye lens. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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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. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski

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. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski

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. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski
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A meteor streaks across the skies over the cross near the Franciscan monastery Rama-Scit during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in Prozor, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A meteor streaks across the skies over the cross near the Franciscan monastery Rama-Scit during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in Prozor, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A meteor streaks across the skies over the cross near the Franciscan monastery Rama-Scit during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in Prozor, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Crater near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Crater near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Crater near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A meteor streaks past the Milky Way in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

A meteor streaks past the Milky Way in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

A meteor streaks past the Milky Way in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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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. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A girl lies in hammock as she looks at the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A girl lies in hammock as she looks at the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A girl lies in hammock as she looks at the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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A meteor streaks over the skies over the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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

A meteor streaks over the skies over the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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The Milky Way is seen during the Perseids meteor shower in Berducedo, Spain, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

The Milky Way is seen during the Perseids meteor shower in Berducedo, Spain, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

The Milky Way is seen during the Perseids meteor shower in Berducedo, Spain, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A meteor streaks over the skies over the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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

A meteor streaks over the skies over the milky way during the peak of Perseid meteor shower in Kozjak, Macedonia August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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A meteor streaks over the skies over the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia August 12, 2018. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski

A meteor streaks over the skies over the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia August 12, 2018. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski

A meteor streaks over the skies over the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia August 12, 2018. REUTERS/OgnenTeofilovski
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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. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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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. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Meteors streak past stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in Premnitz, west of Berlin, Germany, August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Meteors streak past stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in Premnitz, west of Berlin, Germany, August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Meteors streak past stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in Premnitz, west of Berlin, Germany, August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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