Saturday, August 13, 2011


Perseids: Perseids Meteor 2011 Peak Tonight: Earth is passing through a wide stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, and each time a fleck of comet dust hits Earth's atmosphere--flash!--there is a meteor.

Forecasters say the shower will early Saturday morning, August 13th. You can see Perseids streaking across the sky at any time between about 10 p.m. in the evening and sunrise in the northeastern sky.

Skywatchers are reporting about 20 meteors per hour this year.

Observers who get away from city lights can expect to count dozens of meteors per hour, especially during the dark hours before dawn. By WKYC-TV  
2011 Meteor Showers | StarDate Online
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