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The Brightest Meteror Shower In Human History On August 12 Confirms By Astronomers

Astronomers have confirmed that there will be a meteor shower on the night of 12 aug 2017, which will be the brightest shower in human history.

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According to the reports it is believed that “night will appear as day” and that this is a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.

Our planet passes through debris strewn around the orbit of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The particles, or meteoroids, encountered tend to be small, typically about the size of a grain of sand. Although on parallel orbits, a perspective effect makes it look like the meteor trails produced emanate from a small region of sky. What is being described here is a meteor shower and the apparent point of origin is known as the shower radiant.

All you need to know about the brightest shower:

  • The Perseid meteor showers are said to be the strongest and the most popular among them all.
  • The Perseids are active from July 13 till August 26, peaking the night of August 12 into the next morning.
  • The meteors visible during this shower are remnants of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during its many trips through our part of the solar system.
  • Experts warn that this show will not be as impressive as 2016.
  • The shooting stars will be streaming through the skies at a more normal, hourly pace of 80-100.
  • Meteor showers happen when the particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds. They burn and create a flash that we call meteors, or shooting stars.

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