Each August the night sky lights up with falling stars. A lot of falling stars actually. This years Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday (8/11) and Monday (8/12), promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour on those two nights. Get your lawn chairs, telescopes and night cameras out for some great viewing.
The shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus, where the meteors are believed to have originated. Perseus was the hero of ancient Greece, born from a shower of heavenly gold. Continue reading