perseids

Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show. The best time to watch

August 11, 2009 / No Comments

The Perseid meteor shower is happening tonight between midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. It will be visible in most of North America. Late Tuesday night is an option as well. The Perseids are bits of debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. Every year around August the Earth passes through these debris streams. "They are typically fast, bright and occasionally leave ...