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And Russia will be held on August meteor showers

July 30 2005

Extraordinarily beautiful phenomenon, astronomers will be able to watch Russia. In August, over the European part of the country will be meteor showers, the Perseids named after the constellation Perseus.

This was announced today a senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Astronomy of RAS Nikolay Zheleznov, stressing that the maximum star Rain will fall on the night of 12 to 13 August, when "an hour the sky can raschertit to a hundred meteors."

Perseids are fragments of Comet Swift-Tuttle, scattered along its orbit. Every year in August, the Earth crosses this swarm of tiny fragments flew into the air at speeds of several tens of kilometers per second, according to NEWSru.

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