Saturday, July 16, 2005

Perseid Meteor shower returns 7/17/2005 peaking 8/12/2005

"The Perseid meteor shower will be appearing in 2005 from July 17 to August 24 and will peak around August 12, 2005.

Under ideal conditions it is possible to 100 meteors an hour. During the early 1990's as many as 400 meteors an hour were observed, but this is expected to gradually decrease during the coming years.

The meteors will appear to come from the constellation of Perseus.

The Moon will set about a half hour before midnight of the peak date.

For additional information and links go to: Ed Ehrlich Jerusalem, Israel © 2005 SkyWatch"

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