• What you're really seeing during a meteor shower

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Why are meteor showers like the Perseids so common? Turns out, space isn't as empty as you might think. It's littered with debris that forms those spectacular meteor shower we look forward to each year. Following is a transcript of the video.
    Solar eclipses are rare and you can never predict when an aurora will illuminate the sky. But there's one cosmic light show we can always count on. Meteor showers. They happen around the same time each year and have been doing so for centuries. But despite their brilliance and beauty it doesn't take much to make a meteor shower. You just need three...
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  • Double Header: Perseid Meteor Shower And Solar Eclipse This Weekend

    11 days ago - By Forbes

    Both the Perseid meteor shower and a solar eclipse will dazzle skywatchers this August 10th, 2018 weekend. Combine this with moonless, late summer nights and you'll have no excuse not to watch this weekend's astronomical double header.
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  • Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend?

    Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend?

    11 days ago - By Jalopnik

    One of the year's most active meteor showers, the Perseids, will peak overnight Saturday into Sunday and Sunday into Monday, with 60 to 70 meteors per hour. But lots of Gizmodo readers live in cities. So, inspired by a friend's tweet , I wondered-will city dwellers see the meteor shower?
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