Exciting night ahead for stargazers as the Perseids meteor shower peaks in activity tonight – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 21, 2017

Exciting night ahead for stargazers as the Perseids meteor shower peaks in activity tonight

Stargazers are in for a treat, as one of the largest meteor showers of the year, the Perseids, are expected to peak in activity over the next couple of nights.

The Perseids will be visible in all parts of the sky as long as cloud cover is absent, so look skywards tonight and you might get lucky.

The Perseid event occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, and it takes its name as the point where the shooting stars appear to originate (their radiant) is located in the Perseus constellation.

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