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Technology Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

11:25  12 august  2018
11:25  12 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the “I think that everybody should see this,” said Miralem Mehic, a Bosnian from an international group of star gazers who watched the light show at

FOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare "I think that everybody should see this," said Miralem Mehic, a Bosnian from an international group of star gazers who watched the light show at the Sand Pyramids - an area of

a silhouette of a person in a dark sky: A meteor streaks across the skies over the Sand Pyramids during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower near Foca© REUTERS/Dado Ruvic A meteor streaks across the skies over the Sand Pyramids during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower near Foca

A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye.

"I think that everybody should see this," said Miralem Mehic, a Bosnian from an international group of star gazers who watched the light show at the Sand Pyramids - an area of naturally occurring sand columns - near the town of Foca.

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

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

Meteors are parts of rock and dust that hit the Earth's atmosphere, heat up and glow. Most vaporize as they descend, but some explode.

"This year the moon is young and will not obstruct the vision, so we will be able to see 100 'shooting stars' an hour," Muhamed Muminovic, a member of the Sarajevo Orion astrological society, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Dado Ruvic; Writing by Daria Sito-Sucic; Editing by Mark Potter)

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