Don't Miss The Perseids Meteor Shower!
Every 133 years Comet Swift-Tuttle makes its way around the sun in an orbit that takes it awfully close to the Earth. The last visit from Comet Swift-Tuttle was in 1992 and the next is predicted to occur in 2126. If you missed the last visit you can still see remnants of the comets previous visits every year as the Earth passes through the debris it left behind. The debris is seen as meteorites (or falling stars) and the event is known as the Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids Meteor Shower is probably the most well known and one of the most reliable meteor shower events. This year we are lucky to have the peak of the shower occur during the New Moon, which means that dark skies will prevail throughout the night. The peak of this years shower is happening August 12 - 13, so you need to make plans to go look at the sky tonight. Perseids Meteors have already been occurring for several weeks and will continue for the next several weeks, but the best time to see them is now. Watch the video below to learn more about the Perseids and to get some viewing tips.