Perseid fireball meteor was observed in the skies over Chickamauga,
Ga., on Aug. 11, 2013, at 2:14:49 a.m. EDT. It was also recorded by four
other cameras in the NASA All Sky Fireball Network.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on Aug.11 and 12, 2013,
filling the sky with streaks of light. The big meteor showers like the
Perseids, and later the Leonids in November, are caused when Earth and
its atmosphere travels through a region of the sky filled with left over
debris lost by a particular comet. In the case of the Perseids, the
small fragments were ripped off the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle, which
orbits the sun once every 130 years.