Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia, Europe News & Top Stories

Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia, Europe News & Top Stories

Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia, Europe News & Top Stories

And if you do decide to stay up to watch the meteor shower we should have ideal viewing conditions with mostly clear skies and a new moon.

People can see the less intense meteor storm in the night sky last night, from Saturday to Sunday.

The Perseids appear every year from the constellation Perseus.

For all those living in the planet's Northern hemisphere, they only need to look up.

The skies should be clearer Monday and Tuesday night.

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If clouds obscure the sky where you are, there are several options for watching the shower online. A dark site is typically a spot where the entire Milky Way galaxy is visible in the sky, the views not marred by artificial lighting that is prevalent in most cities.

If you watched the shower, or if you didn't and wondered what was so special about some space rocks, you may now be wondering - what exactly is a meteor shower, and what makes it happen?

They arise when the Earth passes through the debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.

"Strictly speaking, Perseids might be considered less impressive than the Geminid meteor shower that is created by bigger meteoroids entering the earth's atmosphere". Picture taken using a long exposure.

If you're planning to catch the shower, you should begin looking for meteors Sunday night about 9 p.m. and through the evening. Check the map below for your city/state's visibility. This is true for all locations in the world.

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