More meteor showers in coming weeks

The following is a post from Welch captured this Perseid meteor streaking over Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Aug. 13, 2014. Summertime sees the greatest abundance of meteor showers and the season’s peak is in July. Each summer, amateurs all over the world look forward to observing August’s famous Perseid meteors, but they often overlook no fewer than six showers that begin in July, with three reaching their maximum this month. The place in the sky from which meteor showers appear to originate is called the “radiant.” Many people are misled into thinking that the radiant is the best place…

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