The Perseid Meteor Shower 2017
The Perseid Meteor Shower Image Credit :- Astronomy Picture of the Day
The Perseids are one of the most prolific and best-known of the meteor showers and the Perseid Meteor Shower can be seen in late July and through August each year, with the maximum Perseid meteor activity on or around 11/12/13 August.
In 2017 the Perseids will be most active with a 75% illuminated Moon present later in the evening and before dawn. DO NOT LET THIS PUT YOU OFF LOOKING! The Perseids are famous for their bright meteors and fireballs. If you can see stars in the sky, you will see meteors. Only the faint ones will get drowned out by the Moon.
One advantage of the Perseids meteor shower is that it happens in the warmer weather of Summer, which makes it ideal for anyone interested in seeing their first meteor. You can see meteors at any time of year but, for a day or so around the date of Perseid maximum, there is a high chance of seeing one.
Meteors in a shower appear to come from a particular area of the sky, We call this area the radiant. The Perseid ...