Perseid meteor shower puts on a sky show

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Meteor as seen from Golden Gate State Park just west of Denver. Aug. 11, 2012. Photo: David Harpe

Meteor as seen from Golden Gate State Park just west of Denver. Aug. 11, 2012. Photo: David Harpe

Meteor as seen from Golden Gate State Park just west of Denver. Aug. 11, 2012. Photo: David Harpe

Meteor as seen from Golden Gate State Park just west of Denver. Aug. 11, 2012. Photo: David Harpe

GOLDEN, Colo. — The Perseid meteor shower put on its annual August show this weekend.

The photo above was shot facing north in Golden Gate Canyon State Park at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11.

If you look to the right of the Milky Way in the center of the photo, you’ll see a green streak — that’s a meteor!

The Perseid meteor shower can be seen as Earth passes through a stream of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The best viewing happened this past weekend.

FOX31 Denver vice president of technology David Harpe took the photograph.