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August Perseid Meteor Shower Has Long Legacy, Bright Future

Photographer Jeff Berkes caught this Perseid meteor over Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, on July 30, 2011.

Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower

peaked in the early hours of Aug. 12, providing a dazzling

celestial light show for stargazers lucky enough to have dark skies and

clear weather for the event.