On August 12, 2016 the Perseid meteor shower displayed a spectacular show as it burned vapor trails in the atmosphere over Greece.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year from July 17 to August 24 as the Earth crosses the orbital path of comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the Perseid meteor shower.
Debris from the comet’s orbit make up the meteor show as it enters the Earth’s upper atmosphere at 130,000 miles (210,000 km) per hour.
This year, the peak of the shower shows filled the night skies with images of shooting stars over Panachaiko mountain in Patras, Greece.
Don’t worry if you missed out on this year’s Perseid meteor outburst over the skies of Greece, we have a stunning time-lapse video that exhibits this event, shot by photographer Alexandros Maragos.
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