Sunday, August 11, 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower tonight and tomorrow night

It is too often cloudy here in western Oregon, but we may have a chance to watch the Perseid meteor shower tomorrow night . Sky and Telescope reports that the best viewing is from midnight until near dawn, when up to 100 meteors per hour may be seen.

This isn't the only meteor shower to regularly visit earth, but it is the biggest and brightest. The comet that causes the Perseid shower won't be back to earth until 2022, so I want to see the show this year for sure.

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