Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids, astronomers say.
Perseid meteors streak across the sky early August 12, 2008, seen in Nevada, US. This year's display will be best viewed in the northern hemisphere in the early hours of Monday and Tuesday.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, dubbed "the tears of St Lawrence" in honour of a martyred Christian saint, should peak in the wee hours of Monday and Tuesday with between 60 and 100 shooting stars per hour.
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