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Stay ‘Up All Night’ to Watch the Perseids!
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via: NASA

Enjoy a summer evening of sky watching! The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of Aug. 11-12. Rates can get as high as 100 per hour, with many fireballs visible in the night sky. Early in the evening, a waxing crescent moon will interfere slightly with this year’s show, but it will have set by the time of the best viewing, just before dawn. The best opportunity to see Perseids is during the dark, pre-dawn hours of Aug. 12.

On the night of Aug. 10 -11 the night before the shower’s peak — join NASA in a live Web chat to watch the Perseids. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke and Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw from the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center will answer your questions. To join, return to this page on Aug. 10 from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. EDT, then log in to join the chat. (Convert to your local time here)

SOURCE: www.nasa.gov.


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