Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

    August 12, 2014
    Chris Crum

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which is where the meteors get their name.

Google appropriately lends its doodle some animation and all around cool visuals:

The Perseid meteor shower is typically the biggest one we can see from this part of the world. It’s expected to peak Wednesday morning. You can actually watch a live video stream online courtesy of Nasa.

They’ll be embedding a Ustream player on this page at 9:30PM Eastern tonight.

Image via Google