Meteor brightens up the sky above Sydney as peak meteor showers arrive

The peak shooting star season has arrived with six meteor showers expected to pepper Earth in the upcoming weeks as the planet hurtles through fields of cometary debris.

The image above captures a meteor illuminating the night sky above Sydney, Australia, on the night of July 28. With the view of the southern sky, Australians will be able to enjoy the Piscis Austrinids, the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor showerand the Alpha Capricornids meteor showers in the first week of August in addition to the famed Perseids, which will peak in the middle of the month.

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