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Perseid meteor shower firebolt leaves Islanders in awe

The Perseid meteor shower is upon us yet again and Islanders are sharing plenty of stunning, brilliant pictures and video from across P.E.I. One fireball in particular Tuesday night caught people's attention.

Here are some of the photos and videos you've shared so far

Jelisa Jeffery took this photo in her backyard in Stratford, P.E.I. (Jelisa Jeffery)

The Perseid meteor shower is upon us yet again and Islanders are sharing plenty of stunning, brilliant views from across P.E.I.

One fireball in particular just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday night caught people's attention. 

The meteor shower is one of the best summertime treats. Under optimal conditions — clear, moonless dark skies — at its peak, the shower can produce up to 100 meteors an hour.

The meteor shower runs from July 17 to Aug. 26, with the peak occurring this year on the nights of Aug. 11–12.

Here are some of the photos and videos you've shared so far.

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