Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Quick, make a wish! A meteor streaks across the sky above Arches National Park in Utah during the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific meteor showers in the universe.
Major celestial events of 2017: Aug. 12‐13: Perseid meteor shower Produced from the debris of the comet Swift‐Tuttle — first observed in 1862 — the Perseids are one of the best meteor showers largely due to its intensity, which reaches up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower is observed annually from July 17 to Aug. 24 but the intensity is at its highest on the night of Aug. 12 and the morning of Aug. 13.
Keep your garden simple, with two plants that love the heat and dry conditions-- the height of Meteor Shower Verbena is a great color with Luscious Bananarama Lantana. Sit back and watch the butterflies enjoy these plants all summer long.