Weather - Forecast

Jul 29, 2014 9:23 AM by Stephen Bowers

Two Meteor Showers In Two Weeks

The website reports that NASA cameras picked up on fireballs streaking across the sky this past weekend, including one in the New Mexico sky. These fireballs occurred as earth entered the debris trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle and mark the beginning of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Perseid shower peaks August 10-13, but you can see occasional meteors streaking across the sky already. The Perseid Meteor Shower is frequently one of the most active of the year and can bring 50 to 100 meteors per hour during its peak. This year a waning gibbous moon will add light to the sky which could help to mask parts of the shower.

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower peaks tonight and tomorrow, though weather likely will not be favorable for viewing throughout much of Colorado.


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