Perseid Meteor Shower

When Aug 12, 2017 11:00 PM to
Aug 13, 2017 05:00 AM
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In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation. And what could be more luxurious than taking a siesta in the heat of the day and watching this summertime classic in the relative coolness of night? On a dark, moonless night, you can often see 50 or more meteors per hour from northerly latitudes, and from southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps about one-third that many meteors. Typically, the greatest number of Perseid meteors fall in the dark hours just before dawn. (earthsky.org).

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