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Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Weekend Stargazers

Veteran astrophotographer Roberto Porto snapped this spectacular view of a Perseid meteor over Mount Tiede National Park in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa on Aug. 11, 2012 during the peak of the 2012 Perseid meteor shower. The

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.