Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

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Keep your fingers crossed that another good night to view the Perseid meteor shower is still in the stars.

"It peaks Monday but you still have a few more days to look in all directions", according to CBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis. Skies should remain mostly clear, meaning you should be able to see plenty!

"During the peak nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, more than 100 meteors (shooting stars) can be seen per hour", Ottawa astronomer Gary Boyle told this newspaper last week. This comet is the largest known of its kind to repeatedly pass by earth. Perseid meteors have been streaking across our skies since around July 17 and we can witness the shooting stars until August 24.

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The second one took place on July 13 and was visible primarily over the ocean between Australia and Antarctica. During a solar Eclipse, the Moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on our planet.

The meteors range in size from as small as a dust particle to up to a boulder.

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The Perseids appear every year from the constellation Perseus.

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But for a layperson, a strong meteor shower is just a pretty sight. The meteoroids become handsome meteors or shooting stars when they enter the earth's atmosphere and burn up due to the friction caused.

The next meteor shower that has the name Dracona, can be seen from 8 to 10 October.

Geminids, next active December 4th through December 16, 2018.

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"Strictly speaking, Perseids might be considered less impressive than the Geminid meteor shower that is created by bigger meteoroids entering the earth's atmosphere".

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