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Astronomical Events in August 2021: Perseids Meteor Shower – August 12 & 13

The Perseids meteor shower is the most notable astronomical event that occurs every year from mid-July through August. This meteor shower starts around July 14 and is visible nightly until August 24. The peak period of the 2021 shower is August 12 and 13, and observers may be able to see up to 100 meteors per hour on these nights. The confluence of astronomical events during August 2021 makes this month a good opportunity to schedule online medium readings. Learn more about the significance of this astronomical occurrence for your life based on a free birth chart report.

Where Perseid Meteors Originate

Meteors in the Perseid shower originate with the Comet Swift-Tuttle, a large periodic comet that takes 133 years to orbit the sun once. This comet was discovered in 1862 by Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle and Giovanni Schiaparelli identified this comet as the origin of Perseid meteors in 1865.

Perseid meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, which appears in the high north and northeastern sky for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. The Perseid meteor shower overlaps with the Delta Aquariid meteor shower every summer.

Perseid Versus Delta Aquariid Meteors

The Delta Aquariid is the first meteor shower of the summer, starting around July 12 and concluding on August 23 with a peak around July 28th. The more visible Perseid shower starts just after and ends just after the Delta Aquariid meteor shower. 

Delta Aquariid meteors may come from Comet 96P/Machholz, a short-period comet that orbits the sun about every five years. The meteors in the Delta Aquariid shower appear to radiate from the constellation of Aquarius the Water Bearer and arc across the southern sky. Perseid meteors tend to be brighter, have longer wakes than Delta Aquariid meteors and this shower can also include fireballs.

Other Significant Astronomical Events In August 2021

The Delta Aquariid and Perseid meteor showers are only two of the many astronomical events that are taking place during the summer of 2021. The full blue moon on August 22 is the third of four full moons during the astronomical season which started with the summer solstice on June 20 and will conclude with the autumn equinox on September 22, 2021.

Planetary oppositions during this month include Saturn at opposition on August 1 and Jupiter at opposition on August 19. These dates are the best time to try to view these planets in the night sky. You might allo find any of these dates to be conducive to reaching out to a psychic for love or any other type of reader.

The Delta Aquarids and Perseids meteor showers in July and August are always good times to harness this addition to the planet’s energy field. You can take this opportunity for intentional action to get rid of bad energies or manifest dreams. These effects apply whether or not we make time to watch a meteor shower or conduct rituals based on the occasion. Online medium readings can help you orient your intentions in the right direction during this energetically charged season.

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