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Inthe Taurids put on a spectacular display of fireballs, which lasted many days.
When this cometary debris enters our atmosphere, it vaporizes due to friction with the air.
The Perseid meteor shower should produce the most meteors on the night of August — but unfortunately, under the light of a waxing gibbous moon!
You do not need any special equipment.
That's because Jupiter's gravity has tugged the stream of particles from the shower's source, the asteroid Phaethon, closer to Earth over the centuries.
Although astronomers have tried to publish exact predictions in recent years, meteor showers remain notoriously unpredictable.
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