How to See the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

This year, the cosmic fireworks are on display from July 13 to August 26, but activity peaks when Earth encounters a particularly dense part of the debris cloud. That happens on the night of August 12 and into the early morning hours of August 13....mehr

Quelle : National Geographic

Look Up! 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Look up Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11 and 12) for this year's Perseid meteor shower peak. For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth....mehr

Quelle : Space.com

Perseid meteor shower: what you need to know to see it

The meteor shower is beautiful spectacle born of debris. Every year the Earth travels through dust shed by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle on its 133-year orbit of the sun. A “dirty snowball”, the comet last swept close to the sun in 1992 and is now far out in ......mehr

Quelle : The Guardian

2017 Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Look up Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11 and 12) for this year's Perseid meteor shower peak. For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth....mehr

Quelle : Scientific American

Perseid meteor shower 2017: everything you need to know to see it

The meteor shower is beautiful spectacle born of debris. Every year the Earth travels through dust shed by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle on its 133-year orbit of the sun. A “dirty snowball”, the comet last swept close to the sun in 1992 and is now far out in ......mehr

Quelle : The Guardian

Watch the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peak in Slooh Webcast Tonight!

If clouds spoil your view of the famous Perseid meteor shower this weekend, don't fret — you can still watch the sky show online. The astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a live Perseids show Saturday (Aug. 12) at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT on Aug ......mehr

Quelle : Space.com

Perseid meteor shower: everything you need to know to see it

The meteor shower is beautiful spectacle born of debris. Every year the Earth travels through dust shed by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle on its 133-year orbit of the sun. A “dirty snowball”, the comet last swept close to the sun in 1992 and is now far out in ......mehr

Quelle : The Guardian

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. ... The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet....mehr

Quelle : BBC News