Perseid Meteor Shower Stars in Google Doodle

August 12, 2014 3:06 PM

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Perseid Meteor Shower Stars in Google Doodle

Google is paying tribute to the annual Perseid meteor shower — peaking tonight (Aug. 12) — with a special doodle honoring the usually spectacular cosmic display. The video (featured on today) shows animated scenes of Perseid meteors streaking above peaceful looking locations.

It's possible that bright moonlight could wash out many of the meteors from the shower, but even if you can't see it in person, NASA and the Slooh Community Observatory will host two Perseid meteor shower webcasts and you can watch them on Slooh's webcast begins at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) a...

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