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Perseid Meteor shower 2013

The Perseid Meteor shower 2013 will peak in the late overnight hours of Sunday and Monday (Aug. 11 and 12)

Perseid rates can get as high as 100 per hour, with many fireballs visible in the night sky, NASA said.

No special equipment is needed to view Perseid Meteor shower, all you need is your eyes.

According to the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office, the best time to see Perseid Meteor shower east coast 2013 will be right before dawn.

Meteors are the result of small particles entering the Earth's atmosphere at high speed.

More than 500 people from along the Atlantic coast ranging from Maine to North Carolina had reported a bright meteor in east of United States in March 2013, according to the American Meteor Society.

Very few meteors actually reach the ground as 99.99% completely disintegrate in the atmosphere.
In February 2013, meteorite injured 500 people in Russia. It was the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century.

About Asteroids, meteors and meteorites
-Asteroids orbits the Sun. They are small bodies.
-Planetoids or minor planets are also called large Asteroids.
-Once these Asteroids enter our planet's atmosphere, it becomes a Meteor.
-If any any of these Meteor impact our Earth, they become Meteorites.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 11, 2013

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