<p>While an electric-lighted line of mountain climbers snakes toward it, a meteor streaks over&nbsp;<a id="dy2r" title="Tanzania" href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/tanzania-guide/">Tanzania</a>'s Mount Kilimanjaro in a photograph released Monday.</p><p>Similar shows dazzled Northern Hemisphere stargazers Thursday night and early Friday as the&nbsp;<a id="ofka" title="Perseid meteor shower peaked" href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100811-science-space-stargazing-meteor-showers-perseids/">Perseid meteor shower peaked</a> and the moon waned, allowing shooting stars to shine brighter.</p><p>(<a id="sr1i" title="Perseid Pictures: Meteor Shower Dazzles Every August." href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/photogalleries/100811-perseid-meteor-shower-pictures-perseids-science-space-astronomy/">Perseid Pictures: Meteor Shower Dazzles Every August.</a>)</p>

The Glows of Kilimanjaro

While an electric-lighted line of mountain climbers snakes toward it, a meteor streaks over Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in a photograph released Monday.

Similar shows dazzled Northern Hemisphere stargazers Thursday night and early Friday as the Perseid meteor shower peaked and the moon waned, allowing shooting stars to shine brighter.

(Perseid Pictures: Meteor Shower Dazzles Every August.)

Photograph by Kwan O. Chul, TWAN

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