The meteoroids that cause this shower are dust particles that get outgassed from the comet when it comes close to the sun. It is also called a shooting star. The meteor shower seems to originate in the constellation named Perseus (from the tip of its imagined sword) and was therefore named Perseids. The particles (meteors) burn up due to gases in our atmosphere, leaving a bright streak in the sky.

But for a layperson, a strong meteor shower is just a pretty sight. Earlier in the night, there will be fewer ones, but the ones that appear will have longer tails as they graze along more of the atmosphere. Meteor showers can be seen easily with the naked eye.


Comet: A comet is a relatively small body that orbits the sun.

WHATare the other meteor showers that occur every year?


But the number of meteors, about one, or fewer per minute failed to dazzle in the Ramon Crater's night sky.

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