Meteor image by Rick Loomis in California Desert / Los Angeles Times
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 12th.
“For those who missed the shower on the night of Aug. 11-12, you can still see Perseids on the night of Aug. 12-13,” NASA officials said in an advisory. “The rates will be lower, approximately 40 per hour.”
The Perseid shower’s lasts for about 3 weeks, about a week and a half on either side of the peak night. The showers are seen here on Earth as we pass through a trail of dust and ice from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The annual event occurs around late July early August.
For more information on the meteor shower visit space.com