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Yes, it is time for the 2021 Perseid Meteor Shower! (video)

  It’s August and it is time for another round of the summer favorites, the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9…

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The 2021 Quadrantids Can Be Seen Tonight (video)

Quadrantids

  The winter sky activity continues into the new year with The Quadrantids Meteor Shower. While most meteor showers are usually named after the constellations that is their radiant point, not Quadrantids… The radiant point for this shower is the constellation Boötes…. The shower is named after the now obsolete constellation, Quadrans Muralis, which was used in 1825, back when…

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