On earth spilled Perseids

Publicado por Archivado en Amazing 15 de agosto de 2012

Throughout August, we have an opportunity to admire one of the most amazing sights – the meteor stream. Perseid meteor shower every August there is usually within a couple of weeks, reaching its peak between the 11th and 13th of the month and is the result of Earth passing through the orbit of Comet Swift-Toutle (109P/Swift-Tuttle). Like all comets, Comet Swift-Toutle reserves the shards of ice, dust and stones with their incessant motion in its orbit around the Sun. When the Earth at a speed of approximately 107 000 kilometers per hour and crosses the orbit of comets, comet dust and debris cut into the earth’s atmosphere, bombarding it with a speed of about 60 kilometers per second. peak activity in August stargazing, Perseids meteor shower this year was slightly more potent than expected – the number of meteors on the night of Monday reached 125 meteors per hour at the expected 100, according to the International Meteor Organization (International Meteor Organization – IMO).

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