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Perseid Meteors, August 2013

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Despite the fuss the press is making the predictions are not for an outstanding display this year but the Perseids are always good even in an average year.
The best night should be Monday (12th) when there could be up to 100 per hour.
There is good information on the Armagh Observatory website:
http://star.arm.ac.uk/press/2013/Perseids2013_pr.html
You can also find details (among the adverts) at Meteor Watch:
http://www.meteorwatch.org/
And slightly more technical at:
http://meteorshowersonline.com/perseids.html
This is an American site but gives details for all over the world – so make sure you are reading the northern hemisphere information!
Hoping for dark skies

Perseid Meteor Shower, 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Annually the earth passes through a debris field when the debris particles striking our atmosphere produce a meteor shower.

In August this is the Perseid meteor shower, so-called because it appears to originate in the constellation Perseus.

The best time to look skyward is just before dawn. Continue reading “Perseid Meteor Shower, 2012” »