Let's space rock and roll: Here's why and how meteor showers happen

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"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. Scientists promised up to 100 stars per hour.

The report mentions that while Perseids meteors have passed over Earth's atmosphere since the end of July, the best dates for viewing the showers are between Saturday, August 11 and Monday, August 13. The Network was published colorful pictures, which depicted the stars from different parts of the world. This phenomenon can be seen every year in late summer. The video was made aboard the global space station. It is also called a shooting star. The meteors left behind from those orbits specifically are directly responsible for Earth's visible meteor showers.

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Comet: A comet is a relatively small body that orbits the sun. Although the exposure was timed to catch a Perseids meteor, the orientation of the imaged streak seems a better match to a meteor from the Southern Delta Aquariids, a meteor shower that peaked a few weeks earlier. Most vaporise as they descend, but some explode.

"Strictly speaking, Perseids might be considered less impressive than the Geminid meteor shower that is created by bigger meteoroids entering the earth's atmosphere". They are the Perseids, occurring this month and the Geminids that take place in December.