A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 12, 2014 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the night sky from the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid near the municipality of Valle del Lozoya. AFP PHOTO / DANI POZO
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When you wish upon a star, it is probably not a star at all, but a meteor. And this is a great time of year for entreating space dust with your hopes and desires as the annual Perseid meteor shower is raining down on Earth for the next week. Every year the meteor shower peaks in mid-August, when starwatchers can spot as many as 60 meteors per hour.This year, a full moon at Perseids' peak time made the sky too bright at night to get the full effect, Bechara said. He has taken groups out to see the August meteor shower from remote places in Lebanon for the past 15 years.
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