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Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

8/12/2009 12:02:00 AM
The Perseid's happen once a year and they're a pretty neat event. If you haven't seen them yet, you should check them out. The next few days are the best opportunity to try to catch a glimpse.

The next couple nights—between midnight and 5 A.M.—will be the best opportunities to crane your neck upward and check out the Perseid meteor shower.

The shower, which happens every year when Earth passes through the debris trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, started in late July and lasts for a few weeks.


Obviously if you live downtown like I do, you're going to need to get into your car (or befriend someone with a car) and drive out somewhere with less streetlights. It's almost mid-August, get outside while you can. I know the summer's been unusually rainy/cool but you're going to regret not getting out while you can once September/October rolls around.

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2 Response to "Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower"

  1. Electronic Science Fair Projects Said,

    I am working with my students on electronic science fair projects and was wondering if there is a good way to photograph astronomical events like the Perseids meteor showers? Thanks for your help.

    Posted on 8/12/09, 2:39 PM

     
  2. Chrystal K. Said,

    I tried to view it last night...with no success. :(

    Posted on 8/12/09, 6:44 PM

     
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