The Perseids (pron.: /ËpÉrsiËÉ¨dz/) are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Î ÎµÏÏÎµÎ¯Î´ÎµÏ), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.
In a previous post I was telling you how to make the most of the Perseid shower, and now, it’s time to make the most of that know-how. Good news for sky gazers in America: drier air should move into the Mid-Atlantic along with decreasing cloud-cover, which will almost definitely make for a good viewing. [...]