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A View Of The Perseid Meteor Shower03:26
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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Perseid meteor shower is especially dramatic this year. The dusty tail of a comet is striking the Earth's atmosphere, sending streaks of light across the night sky.

Brian Mann of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio climbed a summit in New York's Adirondack Mountains last night to get a closer look. And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the meteor shower.

Reporter

Brian Mann, Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio. He tweets @BrianMannADK.

Guest

Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR science desk reporter. She tweets @nell_sci_NPR

This segment aired on August 12, 2016.

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