Perseids Meteor Shower Coming: Google Got a Doodle For That

Aug 12, 2009 - 6:26 am 1 by
Filed Under Google

If you visit the Google home page, you will see a special doodle representing the Perseid meteor shower. The special meteor shower is expected to pass by earth today with about a 100 meteors per hour flying by and burning up in Earth's atmosphere. Very cool and exciting, which is why Google has a Perseids doodle for the special day.

Here is the Perseids Google Doodle: perseids09.gif

Wikipedia explains the nature of such a shower:

The Perseids (pronounced /per-si-dis) are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The stream in this case is called the Perseid cloud and it stretches along the orbit of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it passes by the Sun.

I am a bit surprised to see Microsoft's Bing not doing something special with their home page today. Perhaps we will see a Perseids Meteor Shower background later today?

Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums & DigitalPoint Forums.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Ranking Volatility, Tons Of Google Bugs, Most Read Articles, Bing Deep Search & Quality... - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: March 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Tons Of Google Bugs, Most Read Articles, Bing Deep Search & Quality & SEOs Not Loving Google

Mar 1, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google

Google Court Document Says Search Quality Continues To Improve

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Documentation Added

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Now You Can Opt Out Of Google Search Place Entities In Page Insights

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Updates Business Profiles Customer Interactions Every Few Days

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Daily Search Forum Recap: August 11, 2009