The Perseid Meteor Shower is Here!

The Perseid meteor shower is often the best of the annual displays of falling stars. And this year’s display is happening right now!

The Perseid meteor shower lights up nighttime skies every year, in the second week of August. This time around, the best nights for these shower are likely to be Tuesday through Thursday, August 11–13.

Like most of the periodic meteor showers, the annual Perseid display occurs when the Earth, orbiting the Sun, passes their a trail of debris left behind by the passing of a comet.

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