Saturday, 12 August 2017

Nature's firework display

The Perseid meteor shower will pass through the earth's atmosphere tonight, for some hours after midnight. The forecast (see the meteo panel aside) is for a clear night, though the moon rising at 11h45 may cause some light difficulties.
The meteorites, apparently debris from the Swift/Tuttle comet, may fall as often as  two or three every minute. So if you have been to see local fireworks such as at Laguepie, stay up a while for shooting stars.
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