By Anna Edwards
A huge fireball has been spotted whizzing past Earth, days before the annual Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the sky.
The sight promises to be spectacular, and American residents are already reporting sightings of a huge fireball.
Earth is just entering a stream of debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
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The Perseid fireballs have been lighting up the sky in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi
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But the comet’s fireballs are already making an appearance, Space Weather reported.
And now star-gazers in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi have reported seeing a fireball light up the sky last night.
Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, has been seeing Perseid fireballs since July 30, 2013
The Perseid meteor shower is due to peak between August 11 and 14 this year