This weekend, the Perseid meteor shower will brighten the night sky. way it appears to you

This annual spectacle promises a mesmerizing display of shooting stars, captivating those who turn their gaze upwards in the late hours of the night. 

The Perseid meteor shower, often simply referred to as the Perseids, is named after the constellation Perseus, from which the meteors appear to emanate.  

This radiant point is a result of the Earth passing through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet.  

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Discovered in 1862, Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years, leaving behind a trail of particles that Earth intersects annually.  

When these particles enter Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds, they burn up, creating the bright streaks we see as meteors. 

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year between July 17 and August 24, with its peak typically around August 11-13. 

To maximize your viewing experience, it is best to find a location far from city lights where the sky is darkest.  

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