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Swift-Tuttle comet is set to light up Ashbourne's night skies this summer

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 01, 2014

Meteor strike should be stunning

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The comet is passing near Earth, something which won’t occur for another 100 years.

Debris falling from the comet and colliding with Earth’s atmosphere will produce the Perseid meteor shower.

During the course of the shower more than 100 shooting stars per hour are expected to fall between Sunday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 13.

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