Free World - September 15, 2021

Watch the skies for Perseid meteors! ⁣ ⁣ The best-known meteor shower of the ye…


☄️ Watch the skies for Perseid meteors! ⁣

The best-known meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, is happening now. Most of the meteors are grains of dust up to the size of a pea, which create fabulous “shooting stars” as they burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and are watching under really dark skies, you could see almost one per minute near the time of maximum activity. ⁣

In this 30 second exposure, a Perseid meteor streaks across the sky, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Spruce Knob, West Virginia.⁣

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls⁣



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