The Perseids meteor
shower saw shooting stars soaring through the sky, as dust from the Swift-Tuttle comet entered our atmosphere.
"Unfortunately, the Moon will be very close to full on the night of the peak, which will wash out the fainter Perseids," meteor
expert Bill Cooke of NASA told (https://www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html) Space.com .
August 12 and 13 - Perseids meteor
shower The Perseids is one of the best meteor
showers to observe with a meteor
per minute at its peak.
will radiate from the constellation Perseus but can appear anywhere in the sky.
Cox will be on hand to discuss what meteors
are made of and how meteor
showers work, while Slooh astronomer Paige Godfrey and planetary scientist Raquel Nuno, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss Comet 64P/Wirtanen as it passes through the sky, the statement said.A
FRED SCHAAF observed his first meteor
showers, including the Perseids first of all, when he was 8 or 9 years old.
Dubai Astronomy Group is organising a paid event on December 14 called "Geminids Meteor
Shower camp" where people can view and learn more about this meteor
shower, other celestial bodies and deep sky objects with telescope and laser marking of stars.
"The Geminid meteor
shower is nearly 200 years old, according to known records - the first recorded observation was in 1833 from a riverboat on the Mississippi River - and is still going strong.
EarthSky has put together a list of the best places to watch the Leonid meteor
The Leonids meteor
shower is created by bits of debris left behind by the repeat passages through the inner solar system of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.
The fall of the meteors
will be at a rate of 80 meteors
Andrew Danan reported he saw the meteor
in Schaumburg while driving.