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Jul 28, 2014 4:39 PM by SpaceWeather.com

Perseid Meteor Shower Kicks Off! Fireballs Detected This Weekend

Earth has just entered the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent comet of the Perseids. Now is the time to start watching for meteors.

Spaceweather.com is reporting that NASA cameras detected some Perseid fireballs, or very bright meteors, this weekend. This favorite among meteor showers is just getting started, with Earth now entering the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

(The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak August 11-13th)

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