Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower

Source - NASA Science News for August 11, 2015

This week, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters say the show could be especially good because the Moon is nearly new when the shower peaks on Aug. 12-13.

The complete article can be found here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2015/11aug_perseids/

A companion video is posted below and can also be viewed at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_664lrmyGE&feature=youtu.be

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