Aug 7, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower

On August 12 we get to see a great display in the night sky. The Perseid meteor shower is considered to be among the best of the annual meteor displays thanks to its high rates. Observers can sometimes see up to 90 meteors an hour during the shower.

Last summer, the moon was brilliant and presented a problem for those who wanted a dark sky to watch the shower. But in 2015, the moon will be a couple of days before new and will not rise until just before daybreak, leaving much of the night dark for prospective observers.