September 20th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Robert Bigelow

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012

One of the most reliable meteor showers of the year will peak on August 12. That’s when Earth will collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

Robert Bigelow

Return of the Perseid Meteor Shower

Earth is about to collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle. These particles, which range in size from sand grains to pebbles, will hit Earth’s upper atmosphere at speeds of 130,000 miles per hour, and vaporize…