Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meteor Showers Aug 12-13






We know there have been numerous impressive astronomical sights in the sky this year but the Perseid Meteor Showers are an annual event with almost perfect timing each year. The best time to spot the falling stars this year will be on the evenings of August 12th and 13th for North Americans, weather permitting. Perseid is named for the constellation Perseus as Perseus seems to be the starting point for the shower each year.

The 100's of falling stars in Perseid are actually tiny debris particals from the Swift-Tuttle comet.