• 'Best meteor shower of the year' is upon us: How and when to watch

    3 days ago - By Wood TV

    Frequent and bright meteors flying through the sky are upon us thanks to the Perseid meteor shower, which will last through Aug. 24.
    The meteors come from the comet known as 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which brings this meteor shower each summer. Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun every 133 years and was last in our inner solar system in 1992.
    Watching the Skies: Thunder Moon and the Perseids
    Each year the Earth goes around the sun, it passes through a dusty trail left behind from this comet. Those particles in the trail then collide with our atmosphere and disintegrate to create the beautiful meteor...
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