Perseid Meteor Shower

August is a special time of the year for backyard astronomers.  It's the annual Perseid meteor shower, and this year is going to be a wonderful show because of the slender waning crescent moon.

The morning of August 12th and 13th is the peak of the meteor shower.  Our weather is looking really nice for sky watching.  Generally speaking we should have some clear nights coming up.  Keep in mind the Perseids produce the most meteors right before dawn.

If you live away from city lights it's possible to see 50 to 100 meteors an hour!

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