Perseids Meteor to peak this Week

Posted by on Monday, August 10, 2015
Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009.jpg

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This is one of the brightest meteor showers of the year.

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower are the nights of August 11th and 12th.

A meteor shower a number of meteors that appear to radiate from one point in the sky at a particular date each year, due to the earth's regularly passing through a field of particles at that position in its orbit. Meteor showers are named after the constellation in which the radiant is situated.

Meteors are no more than dust and ice from the trail of comets.

Who can see it?
Clouds may hinder your view if you live in Newfoundland, western Quebec, Ontario, or Northwestern British Columbia.

Check your forecast

The first recorded observation of the Perseids was taken by Chinese astronomers in 36 A.D.

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