Space is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Perseids are best seen in the Northern Hemisphere. As reported, NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network has already captured footage of Perseid meteors, streaking through the sky over the weekend. City dwellers are encouraged to find an area with less light pollution and face north. And if you can't see this show live outside, there are video alternatives. Lowell Observatory in Arizona is hosting a free, interactive livestream broadcast of the Perseids meteor shower beginning at 12 a.m. EDT (0400 GMT) Aug. 12. Editor's note: If you snap a great photo Lyrid meteor shower that you'd like to share for a possible story or image gallery, send photos, comments and your name and observing location to Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Earth passes through these trails of comet dust every July and August, causing debris to collide with the atmosphere and disintegrate into fiery streaks. The peak also coincides with Earth Day on Wednesday and International Dark Sky Week, a time when skywatchers around the world revel in the night sky's splendor. The Perseids' radiance is expected to continue Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning, according to "A new moon this year will make way for good viewing of the Lyrids, leaving the sky dark," NASA officials said in a statement. The meteors seem to emanate from the constellation Perseus, hence the name. NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe will snag a piece of an asteroid Tuesday! The videos were recorded by some of 17 different cameras at various locations across the U.S., with a cluster of six spread out across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, five in New Mexico and Arizona, and three-camera groups in the Ohio-Pennsylvania area and in Florida. Within 30 minutes of being outside, your eyes will adapt to the darkness. The Orionids, which light up the night sky every October, is considered to be one of the most beautiful meteor showers of the year, according to NASA… Read on for our Perseids webcast guide for 2020.

Email Chelsea Gohd at or follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd. The Perseids usually put on a memorable show, with observers under clear, dark skies typically spotting 45 to 90 meteors per hour during the shower's peak.

Here's how to watch, NASA spacecraft trying to bring asteroid sample back to Earth. Halley's comet is perhaps the most famous comet of all time, cited for millennia, and even featuring on the Bayeux tapestry, which displays the 1066 Battle of Hastings. OFFER: Save 45% on 'All About Space' 'How it Works' and 'All About History'! New York, The Perseid meteor shower will bring more than 50 shooting stars per hour when it peaks Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (That's the definition of a fireball, after all.) There was a problem. Here's how to see it. Perseid meteor shower 2020: NASA says look up for the best cosmic fireworks of the year THE Perseid meteor shower is here and with it comes an unforgettable display of shooting stars, NASA … The Orionids peak in the early morning hours on October 21 each year, but are strongly visible in the surrounding nights. You can expect to see approximately 20 meteors per hour in moonless skies, but be patient — the show will last until dawn! There was a problem. The Orionids get their name from the constellation Orion, which is the point in the sky where they appear to come from. + Subscribe to our podcasts. Keep up with all the latest news, arts and culture, and TV highlights from KPBS. And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: Updated on: October 20, 2020 / 11:21 AM They are visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in the hours after midnight, but you can check to find out the best viewing time for your area.

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Email Tariq Malik at or follow him @tariqjmalik. Slooh members gather together from around the globe to watch the live feeds in awe and wonder as fragments of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle vaporize spectacularly as they enter Earth's atmosphere traveling at an astonishing 133,200 mph (60 kilometers per second)!"