This is the most famous meteor shower of the year. The remainings of the comet Swift-Tutle produce more than 60 meteors per hour. This year, the Moon rises after 1am which allows ideal conditions to observe the Perseids.
The dust that enters the upper layers of the Earth atmosphere with velocities of 210 thousand kilometers per hour bocome incandescent and produce the trace we call falling star or meteor.
The comet Swift-Tuttle has a period of 133 years and a very excentric orbit that goes beyond Pluto. Its last visit to the inner solar system was in 1992.
Data / Hora
Date(s) - 11/08/2020 - 13/08/2020
21:30 - 23:00
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