06 Aug '12, 2am

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 Will Peak On August 12th

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 Will Peak On August 12th

“A meteoroid swarm is sometimes referred to as a ‘flying gravel bank,’ though it is not a very compact one. The Perseid meteoroids, for example, are anywhere from 60 to 100 miles (96 to 160 kilometers) apart at the densest part of the swarm. Earth enters the outer fringes of the gravel bank around July 25, but does not leave it behind until we see the last stragglers around August 18. All told, the Perseid stream is immense – perhaps as large as 50 million miles in diameter.”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/08/05/perseid-meteor-shower-20...

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