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Perseid Meteor Shower Draws Hundreds of Skywatchers to National Parks

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

2013 Perseid meteor shower: shots from all over the world

The Perseid meteor shower is associated to the comet Swift-Tuttle and has been observed for over 2,000 years.Take a look at a few pictures of the most dazzling fireball display of the year.