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June 11, 2015

Perseid Meteor, Dundalk, Ireland

The Perseid meteor as seen in Dundalk, Ireland, Aug. 7, 2009. The Perseids are visible from mid-July each year, with a peak in activity between August 9 and 14, depending on the location of the stream. During peak time the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. (Date of Image: August 2009)

Credit: Peter McCabe, Amateur Astronomer

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