• How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Late Sunday night to early Monday morning will mark the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, arguably the most popular and dramatic meteor shower around. An average 60 meteors per hour are expected to streak across the sky, a spectacle that will be enhanced this year by a darkened crescent moon. NASA says the best time to see the shower is between 2 a.m. and dawn local time-but the shower will be visible as early as 9 p.m.
    The Perseid shower occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Small particles of comet dust burn up when entering Earth's atmosphere...
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