Photos: Stargazers in Iran stunned by Perseid Meteor Shower

IFP – The Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaked on Sunday night across the world, dazzled a huge number of Iranian skygazers who flocked to desert and mountainous areas to watch the beautiful astronomical event.

Meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, running into the stream of debris that the comet leaves behind.

It lasts about 48 hours, and its peak could be seen on the second day.

The following photos were taken by Fars News Agency in the early hours of Monday, August 13, in Polour plain near Mount Damavand:

 

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