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Perseid Shower 2021: How to watch and 7 stunning images

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It’s the summer event you don’t want to miss: the Perseid meteor shower.

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Every summer, pieces of the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle break off as it flies through the inner Solar System. As the shards burn up in the atmosphere, they create a stunning nighttime show.