Short timelapse during the peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower with a meteor burning up in the atmosphere over Panachaiko mountain in Patras, western Greece. The meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The Perseid shower takes its name from the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to hail: the constellation of Perseus. Named after the mythical Greek hero who defeated the gorgon Medusa by cutting off her snake-covered head, the constellation can be seen in the northern sky.
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