Aug 07

How big is the Parent Comet Swift-Tuttle that causes the Perseids each year?

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It is larger than six miles across and is one of the largest objects that passes by Earth, but don’t worry it won’t be close again until the year 2126, however the debris from its passing still creates this great meteor shower consistently each August.

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Aug 06

How big are Perseids Meteors?

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The Perseids Meteor Shower consists of meteors as small as a grain to softball size fireballs. The Perseids Meteor Shower is known as being the strongest summer meteor shower of the year for residents in the northern hemisphere. It is not known for great fireballs like other meteor showers.

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Aug 05

What causes the Perseids Meteor Shower?

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The source is dust trails from the Swift-Tuttle Comet. The Swift-Tuttle Comet was discovered by Lewis Swift and Horace Parnell Tuttle in July of 1862. The comet passed by Earth in 1992 and will not return again until 2126, however the dust that follows this comet creates a reliable annual meteor shower, the Perseids.

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Jun 22

June Meteor Shower

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The June Bootids Meteor Shower starts this morning June 22, 2009.  This could be a super year for this event.  This shower will remain active until July 2 and peaks June 27, 2009.  Here is a meteor shower fun fact: Did you know that a meteor shower is one of the most random, capricious and unpredictable astronomical happenings? To this day scientists have great difficulty forecasting meteor showers.

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– Meteor Mark