Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

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A meteor is a streak of light created by dust particles that burn up high in the atmosphere, and the Perseid meteors are produced by debris from the 109P/Swift-Tuttle comet that passes by the Earth every 133 years. As Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun, it moves through these clouds of comet debris, introducing many meteors at once into the atmosphere, resulting in what we know as a meteor shower. It is also called a shooting star.

HOWshould you watch the shower?

Look off towards the constellation Perseus in the night sky (that's how the meteor shower got its name).

In very rare cases, some of the bigger particles survive the burning and end up on the ground or in the sea. They are an important tool to study the cosmic environment and the evolution of solar system bodies over time. Meteor showers can be seen easily with the naked eye.

Chinese astronomers are credited with the being the first to record an observation of the meteor shower back in 36 A.D.

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Autostrade said it would work with investigators, and that it was already assessing how to rebuild the bridge. Autostrade said work to reinforce the slab under the road surface was going on at the time of the collapse.

Comet: A comet is a relatively small body that orbits the sun.

What is a meteor shower?

Geminids, next active December 4th through December 16, 2018.

"During the peak nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, more than 100 meteors (shooting stars) can be seen per hour", Ottawa astronomer Gary Boyle told this newspaper last week.

But the number of meteors, about one, or fewer per minute failed to dazzle in the Ramon Crater's night sky.

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