Aug 9, 2010
Perseid Meteor Shower Returns This Week
Written under: Science
Astronomy enthusiasts eagerly awaits the return of the Perseid Meteor shower which will be happening towards the second week of August, with its peak on the night of August 12.
Many experts predict that there will be at the most 60 meteors that will be visible per hour at the northeast part of the sky.
The Perseid meteors originates from the constellation Perseus. They are actually particles in space that was shed by a comet. And during this time, Earth passes through this debris, creating a meteor shower in the heavens.