The Dazzling Week that was, with the Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

The pre-dawn hours of August 11th -13th witnessed some great meteor showers, the most awaited meteor showers of 2013. Sky-gazers across the world sighted the skies getting decorated by Perseids.

Perseids Meteor Shower

Their adoration has been gradually increasing year after year, since they have been consistent in offering one of the brightest meteors of all. The Perseids Meteor Shower time is usually in the month of August, the holiday time of the year, sighting the sparkling skies was an added bonus for all the sky-gazers.

Perseids Meteor Shower

One of the best facets of the Perseids which give it an edge over other meteor showers is that it peaks under a clear moon-free sky. The shooting star shower starts off as tiny flecks of dust that touch Earth’s atmosphere at 37 miles per second (59 km/s). Eventually, they fade away when brushing through the air, and slowly leave streaks of light behind them. They illuminate between the borders of the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, (former gives its name to the shower)

Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

Here is a recorded time-lapse of Perseids meteor shower that set a great show in the skies.

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