Perseid Meteor Shower: August 11th-13th

The annual Perseid meteor shower arrives later this week. It will be a wonderful opportunity to find some dark skies and take in the awesome night sky, which will be highlighted by the luminous streaking of speeding bits of space dust!

Here Come the Perseids!
The late-night sky will be moonless for meteor watching during this year's shower.
By Alan M. MacRobert

The most familiar annual meteor shower — which happens during many people's vacation seasons — should reach its 2005 peak on Thursday and Friday nights, August 11–12 and 12–13. The first-quarter Moon will set in mid - to late evening, leaving the sky nicely dark for the prime meteor-watching hours from about midnight until the first glimmer of dawn...(full story linked above)

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