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14 Utterly Majestic Images Of This Year’s Perseid Meteor Shower

The view of the annual celestial spectacle, caused by particles of dust and ice from the Swift-Tuttle comet, peaked on Wednesday night.

Posted on August 13, 2015, at 10:04 a.m. ET

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, U.K.

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Bamburgh, Northumberland, U.K.

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Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada, United States

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Tuzla, Bosnia

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Gemünd, Germany

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Rufforth, Yorkshire, U.K.

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Pirdop, Bulgaria

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Großmugl, Austria

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Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

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Wendover, Buckinghamshire, U.K.

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Novi Travnik, Bosnia

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Kraljevine, Zeneca, Bosnia

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Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales; Hemsley, North Yorkshire, U.K.

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