Monday, August 13, 2007

Perseid meteor shower lights up sky

Enthusiastic observers of the Perseid meteor shower got a beautiful display over the European sky last night. The meteor shower happens when the Swift-Tuttle comet passes the sun and ejects dust particles in its orbit. The last one took place in 1992.

The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the Sun with a period of about 130 years.

Tags: astronomy | meteor shower | Perseid meteor shower

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