The Perseid Meteor Shower happens annually around Aug. 11 and 12. It’s the result of debris left over from the comet Swift-Tuttle in 1862.
Now is the time to grab your loved ones, a sleeping bag and a camera, and head away from the city lights for one of the largest meteor showers we has seen in years.
Though Comet Swift-Tuttle won’t be visible during this shower, as it is too far from the sun to be seen with even the most powerful telescopes, dust sloughing off from the 17-mile-wide comet will produce the Perseid meteor shower through the end of the month.
We’ve collected some beautiful pictures of the past Perseid meteor showers and made a slide show and a video slideshow. Enjoy.
|PowerPoint: Past Perseid Meteor Showers||
||Video: Past Perseid Meteor Showers|
|Download PowerPoint Presentation||Watch on Youtube|