The Perseid Meteor Shower is Underway

 

Here is another excellent and popular site with all things astro. This newsletter discusses the upcoming meteor (starting tonight) shower in some detail.


Space Weather News for August 6, 2018
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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, parent of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower is not expected to peak until next weekend, NASA all-sky cameras are already detecting dozens of Perseid fireballs every night over the USA. This early activity may be a good omen for the nights ahead, especially Aug. 11th-13th when Earth is expected to pass through the densest part of the comet's debris zone. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information and observing tips.

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Above: A Perseid fireball streaks over NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Aug. 5, 2018.
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