August is Perseids Time!!! GO OUTSIDE!!!

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August is Perseids Time!!! GO OUTSIDE!!!

Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:22 am


The Perseid meteor shower is underway as Earth enters a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. International observers are reporting as many as 20 meteors per hour from dark-sky sites--rates that could increase 5-fold by the time the shower peaks this weekend.

The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions.

Don't forget... stay safe outside and wave at a meteor for me, please!! ;) :D
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Re: August is Perseids Time!!! GO OUTSIDE!!!

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:46 am

Apparently there's a partial solar eclipse today, but unless you're Santa Claus you won't be seeing much of it.

The Perseid showers are supposed to peak Sunday and Monday mornings before sunrise. I'll take a look outside, since I'm awake during these hours anyway. I'll let you know if I spot anything...

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