The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks

Around August 12, the "Old Faithful" of meteor showers, the Perseids, will reach its peak.  Observers under dark skies will be able to see between 10 and 100 meteors per hour.

All you need to see this is a lawn chair, perhaps some bug spray, and your own two eyes.   Lay back, enjoy the view, and just look, you're bound to see a few.  

Begin watching for meteors at around 11:00 p.m.  The Earth is pointed most directly into the path of the meteors after midnight.   Note, however, the moon rises at around midnight on the morning of the 13th, washing out the sky somewhat and making the faintest meteors a bit harder to see.   

But, it's still worth it!

 

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