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Perseid meteor shower and Rashi

Each summer around the middle of August the Earth passes through the trail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

This is what is called the Perseid meteor shower. In a regular year there will be about 100 meteors per hour.

Space watchers are predicting significantly more meteors this year. Why? Because the Earth will be passing through comet trails from several past years.

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