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Show In The Sky

 Perseid meteor shower show in the sky.

How about watching a delightful Perseid meteor shower show in the sky on this weekend?

Here’s something about this event:

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. The Perseid meteor shower is one of them, this kind of event occurs when our planet the Earth crosses the path of a comet( in this case, it’s comet Swift-Tuttle) and sweeps into a stream of space debris. When a piece of debris hits the atmosphere it vaporizes, leaving a temporary glowing trail behind. The Perseid meteor shower happening around the world for the past few days will reach its peak during on 11 and 12 of August, it means we may see a beautiful and delightful meteor shower show with large number of meteors coming down the same track in groups or one by one and illuminating the sky with a numerous streaks of light if clouds doesn’t spoils the show. It can be enjoyed best with the naked eye.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year between the period of July to August, this is not a first time it’s happening. The earliest record of Perseid meteor shower activity comes from the Chinese annals, the ancient Chinese sky watchers first documented the meteor event in 36 AD and it’s not the only meteor shower occurrence in the sky, there are other meteor showers also. Like all meteor showers, the Perseids are named for the constellation from which they appear to radiate. They appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky and hence, the name derives in part from the word Perseides, a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. Though the name derives in part from the word Pereides, the constellation has nothing to do with where the meteors were born. The Perseid¬† meteor shower are probably the most-watched meteor shower because of its impressive display.¬† The meteors can flash into view anywhere in the sky as long as constellation Perseus is above the horizon. If you can then do have a watch at this meteor shower on this weekend, you will be delighted by this beautiful meteor shower!