So, you’re probably wondering what the Perseids Meteor show is right? Well, according to Wikipedia, its a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet “Swift-Tuttle”. The Perseids are so named because the point from which the meteor shower appears to becoming from (or radiant) lies in the Perseus constellation.
This year the Perseids meteor showers has been occuring since the 23rd of July and it will continue until the 22nd of August (Wednesday). For those of you who did not know, the Perseids meteor shower has been witnessed for more than 2000 years. The name derives in part from the word “Perseides” (a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus).
I have not witnessed the Perseids Meteor shower, but I wish to one day. Pity that its primarily visible in the Northern hemisphere of the planet. Maybe I should put witnessing this meteor shower on my bucket list.
In today’s Daily Cool Photo (which was taken by Amir Cohen), a long exposure shows stars behind a tree during this year’s Perseids meteor shower. The photo was taken near the Southern town of Mitzpe Ramon in Israel.
Yesterday a photo featuring a Protester Licking His Spear at Lonmin Mine was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out.
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