Perseid Peak Performance

The All Sky camera network captured over 183 multi-station Perseid meteors Saturday night. Some truly spectacular events — see images below.

 The Perseids have been observed for at least 2,000 years and are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. Each year in August, the Earth passes through a cloud of the comet’s debris. These bits of ice and dust — most over 1,000 years old — burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere to create one of the best meteor showers of the year.

2 thoughts on “Perseid Peak Performance”

  1. Hi Trisha
    They are a multi-night occurrence. The peak was the night of August 11.
    Janet Anderson
    Public Affairs Specialist

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