Perseids

Perseids (PER)
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Perseids in 2017 as seen from the White Desert, Egypt
Pronunciationz/
Discovery date36 CE (first record)[1][2]
Parent bodyComet Swift–Tuttle[3]
Radiant
ConstellationPerseus
Right ascension03h 04m[3]
Declination+58°[3]
Properties
Occurs duringJuly 17 – August 24
Date of peakAugust 12
Velocity58[4] km/s
Zenithal hourly rate100[3]
See also: List of meteor showers

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.

Etymology

The name is derived from the word Perseidai (Greek : Περσείδαι), the sons of Perseus in Greek mythology.

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தமிழ்: வால்மழை
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