Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Perseids Alert -- A Public Service Announcement



In the wee hours (that's the hard part) before dawn is the best time to spot them.  

The Perseids are one of the biggest meteor showers of the year -- 50-60 per hour --and the prime days for viewing are August 11,12, and 13, with the 13th predicted to be the best.  

If you have clear skies, a view of the northeast, and not too much light interference, you're set for a heavenly treat.

The EarthSky Website HERE (from which these images came) has the complete story. . .


5 comments:

Ms. A said...

I need to remember to look!

NCmountainwoman said...

We were at the beach one year during the Perseids. What a sight. We have an observatory in our county and every year I tell myself I need to drive up there to watch. And every year I fail to do so.

Frances said...

Hmmm, wondering if I coulld manage to get up early enough to see this show.

Raining here since last night, so perhaps Wednesday morning might be clear enough for a view....

Thanks Vicki for the alert. xo

Thérèse said...

So it's for tomorrow...
whan I was growing up it was a sign of great nights spent outside with the extended family, we were usually at my grandparents' home in the south-west of France where the sky was pretty clear at the time at night.

Jim Egerton said...

Would love to see them. Fog is a constant problem being so close to the coast. But I will hope for a clear sky.