Meteor Shower August 2010

August 12, 2010 by staff 

Meteor Shower August 2010, The August 2010 meteor shower is expected to happen later tonight August 12, 2010. The meteors or shooting stars have already happening across the sky this week, but the peak is for the final hours Thursday night and early Friday, according to reports.

The Perseids are so called as they arise come from the constellation Perseus. And humans have been able to see the Perseid meteor shower August each year about 2000 years, when Earth passes over the dust of the comet.

Notts Astronomer Phil Randall said “You can get 50 to 80 meteors an hour, so there is a fair chance you will see something.”

A small 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick meteor fireball caused when he met a burning August 3 disappearance while rays in Earth’s atmosphere, according to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The was pragmatic fireball in the sky to watch the cameras operated by the space center.

The fireball occurred at around 21:56 local time and was low in the sky when it entered Earth’s atmosphere about 70 miles (112.6 km) above the town of Paint Rock. Apparently, about 9.5 degrees above horizon. By contrast, the fist at arm’s length is equal to about 10 degrees in the night sky.

NASA spokeswoman Janet Anderson said: “It is a very good start this year’s Perseids meteor shower which will peak on the night of August 12-13 between midnight and dawn.” And NASA observations found the meteorite that travels through the atmosphere at a phenomenal 134.000 mph (215.652 kph).

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