Perseid Meteor Shower

When Aug 12, 2019 11:00 PM to
Aug 13, 2019 05:00 AM
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"The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, but in 2019 they'll be washed out by a close-to-full moon during their peak. Spectators can expect to see just 10-15 Perseids per hour or maybe slightly more on the peak, which is the night of Aug. 12-13, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke. Years without moonlight see much higher rates, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. 'Unfortunately, the moon will be very close to full on the night of the peak, which will wash out the fainter Perseids,' Cooke told Space.com. 'The Perseids are rich in fireballs, so you'll still see Perseids; you just won't see the show you've seen on nights when the moon has not been around.'" (space.com)

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