PERSEID METEOR SHOWER MAY NOT BE THE BEST

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER MAY NOT BE THE BEST

A favorite annual celestial phenomenon will be a challenge this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Perseid meteor shower may not be at its best…
The Perseid meteor shower is a favorite among sky-watchers, but this year’s meteor shower may not be the best in recent years. While you can probably see meteors starting now, the peak of the Perseids will come between Sunday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 13. But observers may have a hard time seeing them this year due to the bright moon, which will be two days past full. You can improve your chances of seeing meteors by placing a large building or hill between you and the moon, or start looking for meteors in the early morning hours of August 11, 12, and 13.

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