Friday, August 08, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12: "Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12

Graeme Stemp-Morlock
for National Geographic News
August 7, 2008

Unlike short-lived solar eclipses or unpredictable auroras, meteor showers regularly offer skywatchers a dazzling show."

Under perfect conditions, observers can expect to see about 90 to100 meteors an hour, said Wayne Hally, a self-professed "meteor geek" who writes a newsletter for the North American Meteor Network.

"The peak [this year] might be the whole night." (August 11th) Get out and WATCH!!

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