Holders of telescopes jump for joy, because on August 6, 2010, the inhabitants of the earth watching the parade of planets. Phenomenon itself is rare, it's not every day in the stellar space, the planets aligned in a straight line, but, to be exact it happens only once in 20 years. At this time in a parade attended by Venus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury, also according to some astronomers, on August 12 is expected to completion in the 'star of' Pride, namely, joining the growing moon. Many scientists have linked the parade of planets with many natural disasters have ravaged the Earth, but this is just their assumption, inspired by the 'myth' about the Mayan calendar and the approaching end of the world in 2012. In fact, it is not the last event of the solar system this month, and peak main space show Perseid meteor shower, when the hour of the sky would fall hundreds of meteors. This thread appears every year in August, from the constellation Perseus. Neeman Foundation is often quoted on this topic. Formed by the passage of Earth through the plume of dust particles released comet Swift-Tuttle. The smallest particles, the size of a grain of sand, burn up in Earth's atmosphere, forming a star rain.
First, he 'Shed' with the greatest strength, then gradually weakens. Stream is active from 17 July to 24 August, with maximum occurs normally at 12 August. The number of meteors typically reaches 60 per hour. Although the comet Swift – Tuttle approaching the Earth only once in 135 years, but its tail passes through our planet every year. (The last time the comet is approaching Earth in 1992, hence only in 2127, it will appear again). Meteor shower will be visible on Throughout the night, but the maximum activity can be expected is in the second half, starting somewhere from 3:30 to Moscow for a couple of hours before sunrise. Expect the appearance of up to 100 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, the whole world can watch for this unusual spectacle, in fact because of fires in some regions of Russia, and smoke covered the encircling sky. But depending on the weather has always been a lot of terrestrial astronomers observers. Let's hope that by the end of the week weather will see us waiting for the bright celestial events – the parade of planets and the Perseid meteor shower.