August 13, 2013 7:50 am
Updated: August 13, 2013 2:32 pm

Gallery: 2013 Perseid meteor shower


The annual Perseid meteor shower put on quite a show in the heavens Sunday and Monday night.

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August when the Earth passes through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.

READ MORE: Get ready for one of the year’s best meteor showers

The particles burn up as they slam into the Earth’s atmosphere—appearing as so-called shooting stars.

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