Perseids Meteor Shower

August sees the Perseid Meteor shower occur and although the waning gibbous Moon may wash out many of the meteors, it should peak between the 10th and 13th of August. The Perseids originate from the dust tail of Comet 109p Swift-Tuttle which  was first identified as such by Schiaparelli in 1866.

You can see meteors in most directions in the sky but the “radiant” of the Perseids is in the constellation Perseus although by August the radiant will have moved slightly North.

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