The earth enters the debris stream from comet swift-tuttle

The earth enters a broad stream of debris from comet swift-tuttle, source of the annual meteor shower Perseids.

Camera NASA has discovered the first cars this year on July 26. As expected, the peak of a meteor shower will fall on 11-13 August, when the sky can be seen up to 200 Perseids per hour. At the moment we are on the edge of the stream and its activity is low — can’t see more than a handful of meteors per hour. In 2016, the Perseids are big and bright, the astronomers predict.

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