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A meteor streaks across the sky at the Cape Enrage lighthouse, 60 miles south of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada early on Tuesday morning.

The celestial fireworks, which began Monday, were actually the long tail of the Comet Tempel-Tuttle. The shower is nicknamed the Leonids because ancient observers thought the meteors came from the constellation Leo.

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