Friday, August 10, 2012

Meteor Shower

Tonight and tomorrow are the best nights to see the Perseids. The Perseids are typically fast and bright meteors. They radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero. You don’t need to know Perseus to watch the shower because the meteors appear in all parts of the sky. The Perseids are considered by many people to be the year’s best shower, and often peak at 50 or more meteors per hour in a dark sky.

http://www.chiff.com/science/perseids.htm
http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

This event happens every August, and last for several days.  Some disagree on what nights are best (probably depends on what part of the county you are in), but most agree 3-4 hours before dawn is the best time.  Google it or check out the above websites for your area.

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