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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:31 PM

Catch The Best of This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend


When and where to look.

BEC CREW 9 AUG 2018

Annually, between July 17 and August 24, the Perseid meteor shower puts on one of the brightest cosmic events of the year.

This year the meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak on the night of August 12, as Earth passes through the densest part of the Comet 109/Swift-Tuttle's trail.

The meteor shower is made up of particles that crumbled away from the 26 kilometre (16 mile) wide comet as it zooms in and out of the inner Solar System.

As Earth sweeps through the path of Swift-Tuttle's 133-year-orbit of the sun, it collects some of these bits of leftover comet, which incinerate in our atmosphere in a fiery blaze.

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/perseid-meteor-best-time-when-where-2018

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