Annual comet shower spotted at Bosnia | meteor | Bosnia | shower | comet | Northern hemisphere

15 August, 2018, 19:03 | Author: Tracy Craig
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The peak of the meteor shower occurred in the evening on 11 August at 22:00. Expect to see 65-70 meteors per hour, especially overnight.

"I think that everybody should see this", said Miralem Mehic, a Bosnian from an global group of star gazers who watched the light show at the Sand Pyramids - an area of naturally occurring sand columns - near the town of Foca.

You have a few more chances to see the spectacular Perseid meteor shower taking place before sunrise Monday. Majority burn so hot that they disintegrate as they enter Earth's atmosphere. It is the largest object known to pass by Earth repeatedly.

Asteroid: Asteroids are space rocks that orbit the sun.

At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour. "It is a really cool thing to think about as you watch these meteors falling from the sky", says Quanzhi Ye, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology, US.

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin said to be ‘gravely ill’
In 2010 she underwent surgery for a tumor, but later disputed reports that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer . Franklin said in August of that year that she had undergone a "miraculous" recovery, but continued to drop out of shows.

The meteoroids that cause this shower are dust particles that get outgassed from the comet when it comes close to the sun.

The bright streaks left behind by meteors have the potential to appear anywhere in the sky, but all of the meteors' tails will always originate from one point, called the radiant.

Lyrids, next active April 19 through April 25 in 2019.

Leonids, next active November 5 to November 30, 2018.

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