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Perseid Meteor Shower

Every Year the Perseid meteor shower happens in August, as Earth travels through the remnant tail of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. In November, when earth moves through the remnants of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, it causes Leonid meteor shower. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon. The meteors from this shower are slow moving, can be seen in December and usually peak around December 13–14, with the date of highest intensity being the morning of December 14 Geminid meteor shower is so named because the meteors appear to originate from the constellation of Gemini in the ..