Meteor shower on 12 August

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August is the month of meteor showers. One of the brightest meteor showers of the year, the Perseids will peak tomorrow night.

Consisting of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation, Perseus. This is because, their radiant or the direction of which the shower seems to come from lies in the same direction as Perseus. The constellation lies in the Northeastern part of the sky.


Illustration credit: NASA

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