Meteors en August Meteors <p>During the wee morning hours from August 9<sup>th</sup> to the 14<sup>th</sup>, you may see tens of meteors per hour streaking across our Western Slope Skies. This is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the most reliable of about 20 meteor showers that occur during the year.&nbsp; Meteors, sometimes called “shooting stars”, are actually debris from comets or asteroids that have entered earth’s atmosphere at high speed. The Perseid Shower consists of icy and rocky debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, a 17 mile-wide comet that last passed near Earth in 1992.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:08:55 +0000 1356 at August Meteors