Perseid meteor showers -8/12 & 13

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

Image: NASA- Daniel Lopez; IAC (Zodiacal Light)
View Lovely Perseid meteor showers around the world: NASA-View.

"The Perseids are Coming are here!" - read.
The show begins after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th, and continues until dawn on Wednesday, August 12th. During the long night, sky watchers could see dozens of meteors per hour.

VIDEO: NASA: dazzle in the early morning hours of Aug. 13! VIEW!

A time of particular interest is 0800 UT (1 am PDT) on August 12th. That’s when Earth is expected to pass through a denser-than-usual filament of dust from the shower’s parent Comet Swift-Tuttle. For an hour or so, rates could surge to 200 per hour. Bright moonlight will blot out many of those Perseids, but even a fraction of 200 is a good show. read.

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