Supermoon and Perseids meteor Showers Will Light up the Sky Together

August 13, 2014 12:01 PM

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Supermoon and Perseids meteor Showers Will Light up the Sky Together

Every year, sky watchers and summer campers circle on their calendars a few key August nights. The nights of 11, 12 and 13 August are the special dates for watching annual Perseid meteor showers.

According to NASA, the source of the Perseid meteor shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. This huge comet swings through the inner solar system and when Earth passes through a cloud of the comet's debris, a trail of ice and dust more than 1,000 years old burns up i...

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