Anna Gragert
August 08, 2016 2:25 pm
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After a long day, there’s nothing better than taking the time to look up at the night sky and admire the beauty of the universe. If you decide to give it a try this Thursday, then you are definitely in for a surprise because…

The biggest meteor shower of the year is coming to a night sky near you! 

This particular shower of meteors is known as the Perseids and, according to NASA, it normally displays around 100 meteors per hour (researchers know this because the shower happens every year, in mid-August). As for 2016, Perseids is expected to grace the skies with an outburst (about 200 meteors per hour) for half a day, from late-August 11th to mid-August 12th.

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EarthSky explains that Perseids occurs when our planet comes in contact with the Comet Swift-Tuttle’s orbital path. Once this happen, the comet’s debris ends up bursting through Earth’s atmosphere at a whopping 130,000 miles per hour. At this speed, one can see why these meteors literally light up the night sky.

If you’re planning to keep an eye out for this significant shower show, EarthSky states that this is the perfect time to go camping as you make sure to focus on the night sky. It’s also important to make sure that you are away from bright city lights, so it will be darker and easier for you to spot any changes in the atmosphere above.

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Final question: Does Amazon Prime sell telescopes?

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