Monday, August 8, 2011
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge To Remain Open For Meteor Shower
For more information about the Perseid meteor shower observation at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, call (757) 336-6122.
What are meteor showers?
Meteor showers are named by the constellation from which meteors appear to fall, a spot in the sky astronomers call the radiant. For instance, the radiant for the Leonid meteor shower is located in the constellation Leo. The Perseid meteor shower is so named because meteors appear to fall from a point in the constellation Perseus.