Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Perseid Meteor Shower is Underway

Source - Space Weather News for August 11, 2012:

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Worldwide observers are now reporting more than 30 Perseids per hour, a number that could triple during the weekend when Earth reaches the heart of the debris zone. Forecasters recommend looking during the dark hours before dawn, especially Sunday morning, August 12th, when activity is expected to be highest. Visit for sky maps, observing tips, and links to a live meteor radar.

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