Perseid meteor shower / shooting stars in India on 12th August 2009

Perseid meteor shower will be at its best on 12th August 2009. And yes, if skies are clear, Perseid meteor shower / shooting stars will be visible in India too!

What is Perseid meteor shower?

Well, while orbiting around the Sun, comets leave behind a trail of debris. Now when earth passes through the same path, a meteor shower is visible as these the debris particles burn in the earth’s atmosphere.

This time, the earth will be passing through the trail of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. It takes as much as 130 years to orbit around the Sun. so the rare sight will not be visible to us again.


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