Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. According to the Spaceweather website, forecasters expect meteor rates to peak at 100+ per hour on the night of August 12-13 when our planet passes through the heart of the debris stream. Perseids produce more fireballs than any other meteor shower of the year, so stay tuned for a good show. Well, we can hope for a hope good show. The weather doesn’t always cooperate with us here in Revelstoke, but the current forecast for Wednesday night is for clear skies. Keep your fingers crossed!
If you are really, really into this you can click here — meteor radar — to listen to meteors as they pass through our atmosphere.
Please click on the YouTube player below to view a brief NASA video about the Perseids.