Friday, August 11, 2017
Watch Out for Perseid Fireballs this Weekend
Source - Space Weather News for August 11, 2017: http://spaceweather.com
PERSEID FIREBALLS: The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend (Aug. 12-13), produces more fireballs than any other known annual meteor shower. (Fireballs are meteors brighter than Jupiter or Venus.) This characteristic of the Perseids is important because in 2017 the shower peaks under the light of a bright gibbous Moon. Perseid fireballs should be visible in spite of lunar interference, producing a pleasing display for anyone outdoors before sunrise on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit Spaceweather.com for observing tips.
Perseid Fireball - Taken by Piotr Majewski on August 12, 2016 @ Grodztwo, Poland