Phenomenon of “falling stars” visible August 14

A dazzling meteor shower or “falling stars” will be visible in Vietnam as well as throughout the world between midnight of August 13 and early morning of August 14, according to Nguyen Duc Phuong, Deputy Secretary of Vietnam Astronomy Society.

Experts say that the meteor shower named Perseus will be one of the most beautiful “falling stars” this year. The Earth clashes into the remnants of comet 109 P/Swift Tuttle, causing a natural phenomenon in the sky.

Perseus meteor shower will appear as "rain" in the atmosphere, falling from the constellation Perseus which will rise in the northeast around 2-4 am on August 14. Viewers can expect to see 60 - 90 meteors falling per hour.

Source: Thanh Nien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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