View Full Version : Perseids Should be Good This Year

2005-Sep-08, 01:04 AM
SUMMARY: If you're planning your summer vacation, you might want to see if you can get your family outside of the city on Thursday, August 12 to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year will be especially good because the Moon won't be around to brighten the sky. We might also be passing through a newer filament of dust ejected from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is responsible for the meteor shower. Observers in North America should be might be able to see up to 200 meteors an hour when the Earth passes through this filament, in addition to the regular 40-60 meteors/hour we see every year.

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