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Wednesday, 12 August 2009


. For many people, the Perseid meteor shower in August is one of the astronomical highlights. This is the richest and broadest meteor shower of the entire year, lasting a couple of weeks and rewarding observers with multiple bright meteors every night. You will always see more meteors from a dark site after midnight, but it’s hard to miss a meteor if you spend any time watching the sky during this period. This year a bright Last Quarter Moon rises around midnight, cutting down the number of meteors you will see. . Perseid meteors peak on August 12!

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