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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks August 12-13

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The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is already underway. The Perseids are usually the finest shower of the year. Normally at the peak more than sixty meteors per hour may be seen by some sharp-eyed folks. The Perseids are debris from the periodic comet 109P Swift-Tuttle.

The shower is expected to peak during the night of 2019 AUG 12-13. Its radiant is in the constellation Perseus. That is the direction toward which the meteor tails point, but the meteors are equally likely to appear anywhere in your sky.

For observers north of the tropics, the meteors appear virtually all night, although most prolifically during the hours before dawn. This year the waxing gibbous Moon near the shower’s peak may provide some interference until it sets during the predawn hours.

Descriptions of the shower or perhaps even lucky photos would be welcome additions to this thread.


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