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Clear skies thrill Perseid crowds in Dwejra

Annual meteor shower seen in a number of countries

  • A man points a laser into the sky as people watch the Perseid meteor shower at Dwejra, outside the village of San Lawrenz.

    A man points a laser into the sky as people watch the Perseid meteor shower at Dwejra, outside the village of San Lawrenz.

Crowds gathered at Dwejra to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower were treated to a clear sky, making it a night to remember.

The so-called Perseids meteor shower returns to the skies every August, and is best viewed in the northern hemisphere in isolated areas where there is little light pollution - hence the selection of Dwejra.

They arise when the Earth passes through the debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.

Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi captured a number of images, some of which can be seen in this gallery.

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