This Weekend Will Be the Best Time for Viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower is my favorite meteor shower to watch each year. For one, it is during the summer, so it is not too cool to go outside and look for meteors while in our pajamas. Also, it usually puts on an awesome show. The best Perseid viewing days for those of us in the northern hemisphere will be Aug 11-13-ish. Astronomers advise that you watch it in early mornings, but that doesn’t happen in our household. Still, we’ve seen some great meteor displays over the years, just by watching the sky after sunset. Live Science has an excellent article with more information about the Perseid, it’s history, and how to look for meteors. Above, I’ve included a video with time-lapse footage of the Perseid Meteor Shower (credit – Jeff Sullivan Photo via You Tube).
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Posted by Maureen Sklaroff