- nemesis maturity Published on Aug 7, 2018
The best meteor shower of the year peaks Aug. 11th-13th when Earth passes through a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. NASA’s network of all-sky meteor cameras is already picking up strong activity over the USA, counting 86 Perseid fireballs during the four day period Aug. 4th-7th. http://spaceweather.com/
The Perseids are often the most impressive Meteor Shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The Perseids offers a consistently high rate of meteors every year and it occurs in August when the temperatures are usually nice enough for a night under the stars! Each July and August the Earth encounters debris left behind from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. This comet has an orbit of 133 years and last entered the inner solar system in 1992. Even though the comet now lies in the outer portions of the solar system, far away from Earth, we still encounter debris that has been left behind during the many trips this comet has made through the solar system.
How to watch 2018’s Perseid meteors:
Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It This Week
Perseids Meteor Shower 2018