[FACT OR FAKE #14] This Meteor Shower Video in Bukit Tinggi

A video was posted on YouTube claiming to be the Perseids meteor shower in Malaysia on 12 August 2013. Was the video the real deal? We find out here.

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FAKE: Meteor Shower video in Bukit Tinggi Malaysia

This is the original source of the above fake video

Some interesting facts about Perseids and what they are!

The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2,000 years, with the earliest information on this meteor shower coming from the Far East. Some Catholics refer to the Perseids as the "tears of St. Lawrence", since 10 August is the date of that saint's martyrdom.

A Perseid in 2007.

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The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The name derives in part from the word Perseides, a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.

The 2010 Perseids over the ESO's VLT.

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Swift-Tuttle's orbit has been traced back nearly 2,000 years and is now thought to be the same comet that was observed in 188 AD and possibly even as early as 69 BC.

A multicolored, long Perseid striking the sky just to the left of Milky Way, 2009

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The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 133-year orbit.

When a Perseid particle enters the atmosphere, it compresses the air in front of it, which heats up. The meteor, in turn, can be heated to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.. The intense heat vaporizes most meteors, creating what we call shooting stars.

The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between 9 and 14 August, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour.

Why is it called Perseid?

The Persieds - which get their name from the constellation Perseus, where the shower appears to originate -- produce more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower, according to NASA.

Not sure how to pronounce Perseids? Here's how..

Put on your headphones and listen to the recorded voice command that correctly pronounces the word 'Perseids'.

WATCH: Perseid meteor shower reaches peak

Perseid meteor shower sightings in Hong Kong and rest of the world

Perseids Meteor Shower in Hong Kong!

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A shooting star illuminates the night sky in Germany on 11 August 2013. Photo: Patrick Pleul/DPA

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Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower was captured in the night sky over Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

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A Perseid meteor streaks by a cathedral-shaped spire early Monday in Cathedral Gorge State Park.

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Hundreds of astronomy lovers enjoy the meteor shower in the aboriginal town of Atalayita in Canary Islands, Spain! EPA

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Here's how to shoot the Perseid meteor shower

Keep your camera steady. Use a heavy tripod with a locking ball head to keep the camera as still as possible during the exposure.

To get a circular effect in the stars, look for the 'B' on your shutter control dial. Using a high ISO can work as well for shorter exposures.

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