Super Moon

Super Moon

What is a Super Moon?  Why should we care?

A super moon is when the full moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit.

For some great info about this awesome phenomenon have a look at Earthsky

http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-supermoon

 

What about the meteor shower?

According to Mashable.com’s

16 astronomical events in 2014 and how to watch them…
“A popular meteor shower, the Perseids produces up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak and occurs when Earth passes through the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Known for some of the brightest meteors, the Perseids is definitely a show not to be missed. The shower is most visible after midnight in the Northern Hemisphere, coming from the constellation Perseus. NASA usually live streams the event as well.”  http://mashable.com/2013/12/28/space-events-2014/

For a clip of last years Perseids shower, watch this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vroLnrBhbmk

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