Best meteor shower of 2018 takes place over Ireland tonight

Perseid meteor shower comet hit earth dinosaurs

Perseid meteor shower comet hit earth dinosaurs

A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye.

"The Perseids have been observed for around 2000 years, and are the result of Earth passing through a cloud of dust left behind Comet Swift-Tuttle". That happened for the last time in 1992 and won't happen again until 2126. As Earth moves through this cloud, the particles fall into our atmosphere and burn up, creating spectacular streaks of light in the sky, known as meteors or shooting stars.

The event was dubbed "The Tears of St. Lawrence" during the Middle Ages, as every year comes close to the death anniversary of the Catholic saint Laurentius, a deacon executed during the rule of the Roman Emperor Valerian on August 10, in the year 258. That's why he's considered the patron saint of chefs, among other professions.

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The Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project in Sharjah has geared up its preparation for the Perseid Meteor Shower, scheduled to light the UAE skies on Sunday from 8pm to 1am.

"This year the moon is young and will not obstruct the vision, so we will be able to see 100 "shooting stars" an hour", Muhamed Muminovic, a member of the Sarajevo Orion astrological society, told Reuters.

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