Monday, July 29, 2013

Stargazers Guide To The August Sky: Events Include Perseid Meteor Shower

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." 


August hosts the Perseid meteor shower and some lovely star clusters.  Meteor showers get their names from the constellation in where their radiant is located. 
Perseids come from Perseus, hence the name Perseids

"Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org.

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