Friday, August 10, 2012

Persieds Meteor Shower 2012

The 2012 Perseids Meteor Shower will be at its peak on August 10th through 13th in the hours before dawn. This is considered to be the best meteor shower of the year. Jupiter and Venus will add to the spectacular show.

City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight, but a  crescent moon this year means the meteor shower will show its full glory.

Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Perseids Meteor Shower appears near the constellation Perseus the Hero.

Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos

Check out these sites for more information about the Perseids Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:

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