If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere (and you, unlike me, can stay up til the wee hours of the morning), you have the chance to see the Perseid Meteor Shower peak tonight!
The meteors are actually a debris cloud from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Earth passes through it each year at the same time, and has been doing so for at least 2000 years, according to this very informative site.
If you’re not in a spot to see it, NASA features a live feed!
Time NewsFeed article here.
NASA’s Perseid update gives viewing info.
NASA blog? Um, awesome.
Posted on August 12, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged astronomy, meteor shower, NASA, naturalist, nature, night sky, observatory, perseids, roaming naturalist, stars, swift-tuttle. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.