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.
The TI wedding took place this weekend, alongside other big names. T.I. and Tameka (Tiny) got married, and their anniversary dates will match both the Mezvinskys and Swizz Beatz/Alicia Keys. Their wedding was different. It took place in Miami. Tiny wore a Valentino gown, while T.I. wore a Prada suit.
The couple arrived in horse and carriage, and had an exclusive wedding and reception on Star Island, keeping the paps far from view. Atlanta’s elite was present. Kandi Burruss, Usher, and Monica were among those on the guest list. This is definitely a big wedding, and will go down in music history.
The couple didn’t stay in Miami long! They also partied it up in Las Vegas and Atlanta as well.
Although hardly last weekend’s most popular wedding, it was one of the premiere events for the who’s who in the entertainment industry. This was definitely a big event and one that will be remembered.
Alberto Contador has won his third Tour de France, as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong competed in the race for the last time.
Britain’s Mark Cavendish led a sprint to win the 20th and final stage, a largely ceremonial 102.5-kilometer (63.7-mile) course from Longjumeau to the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Spaniard Contador sealed his third title in four years by holding off a challenge from his main rival, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.
Schleck finished second, 39 seconds back, and Denis Menchov of Russia was third overall.
Cavendish claimed his fifth stage success of this year’s race and 15th of his career.
Contador exchanged hugs with his Astana teammates, who began chanting “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole” on the famed Paris thoroughfare as thousands of fans lining the route cheered.
Contador joins Greg LeMond, Louison Bobet and Philippe Thys as a three-time Tour champion. Armstrong is the most successful Tour rider with seven consecutive wins, between 1999 and 2005.
Armstrong completed his last Tour in 23rd place, 39:20 after Contador, his former teammate and rival. It was a far cry from the American’s third-place finish in 2009 on his return from a four-year retirement.
We have done a little statistic of the Tour de France champions, and made a PowerPoint presentation and a video, enjoy them!