perseid

Clouds Dim View of Meteor Shower

Extensive cloud cover will dim our view of the Perseid Meteor Shower this early morning and early Saturday morning.  There will still be a few stray meteors – stragglers – that you may be able to see as skies turn more mostly clear to partly cloudy for Sunday and Monday.  Every Perseid meteor is a relatively tiny piece of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years. When Earth crosses paths with Swift-Tuttle’s debris, specks of comet debris hit Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate in flashes of light. These meteors are called Perseids because they seem to fly out…