Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Last night has been the best moment to observe this year this spectacular event.

The Perseids  are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle.  The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.

In some parts of Catholic Sphere, The Perseids are also known as the tears of Saint Lawrence, because August 10th. is the day of this saint and in the Middle Age that was associated with the tears that poured Saint Lawrence when he was burned in his martyrdom.

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