The weather looks to be okay, but not ideal. The shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus, though it is not the source of the meteors. The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the 16th-century church that has been damaged by several earthquakes.
Third and last solar eclipse of the current year will be on August 11 . The August eclipse began over the cold North Atlantic and Greenland before moving in a northeast direction. 3 / 4 Outside of China, the astronomical spectacle was visible from most of Asia, the far-north of Europe as well as a slice of northern and eastern Canada.
The Perseid shower is also known for fireballs-especially bright meteors-that leave long wakes of light and color in the sky as they sail through the Earth's atmosphere. But no matter if the clouds or smoke clear, "you still need to get away from the light pollution of cities", Meteorologist M.J. McDermott said. The best views of the Perseids in Sweden will be in the south of the country, according to website Populär Astronomi .
As the Parker Solar Probe probe orbits the sun, it will experience extreme radiation and temperatures as high as 1,377C (2,510F) - close to the melting point of steel. Nasa hopes the findings will enable scientists to forecast changes in Earth's space environment. The probe is going to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere and trace the movement of energy and heat with the particles that form solar winds.
NASA's plans for the probe include multiple orbits of the sun, repeatedly slingshotting itself around the star and gathering vital science data each time it makes its approach. So really the only way we can now do it is to do this daring mission to plunge into the corona. The Parker Solar Probe , named after American solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will, as the USA space agency describes it, " touch the sun " as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface.
As Hurricane Hector moves west, Hawaii's Big Island is preparing Wednesday for a glancing blow from the storm's northern fringes, forecasters said. The storm's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 40 miles per hour and the U.S.