Favorite photos from 2020’s Perseid meteor shower

Perseid Meteor Shower also knows as fireballs

When we say grand, we are talking about 100 meteors per hour!

Skywatchers will be treated to one of the year's biggest cosmic light shows tonight, with the Perseid meteor shower about to reach its peak.

A display of celestial fireworks is expected to peak before dawn on Thursday - producing up to 150 meteors every hour. In the video, one can see that numerous meteors were quite bright, which is characteristic of the famous Perseids.

The meteor shower began on July 17 and will continue to be visible until August 24.

The Perseid meteor shower is said to be the most popular among sky watchers because they are among the brightest meteor showers.

If you're looking for a cool light show in the midnight sky, check out the Perseid meteor shower.

It has said 10 times more meteors than normal could be seen across Monday, with twice that due tonight. Experts also say the Perseid meteor shower will peak between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, August 12, and that the premium time to watch, regardless of where you are in Canada, is in the predawn hours on Wednesday. There's no way to predict exactly how many you'll see on any given night.

Earth is beginning to make its way out of the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which provides us with shooting stars.

Meteors are basically leftover comet particles and large fragments from broken asteroids. This then helps them identify the meteors and their origin body's orbit around the sun. According to NASA Every year Earth passes through these debris trails, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere and disintegrate to create fiery and colorful streaks in the sky.



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