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Perseid Meteor Shower | 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm to 5:00 am | Cost: FREE
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Perseid Meteor Shower | 2015It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high as 100 per hour  – as long as you are away from light pollution and the clouds stay away.

2015 Perseid Meteor Shower
Late Late nights of August 10-13, 2015 | Midnight to dawn

With little or no moon to ruin the show, 2015 is a great year for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

Predicted peak mornings in 2015: August 11, 12 and 13. The Perseids combine with the Delta Aquarid shower (above) to produce a dazzling display of shooting stars on what are, for us in the N. Hemisphere, warm summer nights. In 2015, as always, the Perseid meteors will be building to a peak from early August until the peak nights; afterwards, they drop off fairly rapidly.

Read more at earthsky.org

Viewing Tips
1) Get away from bright lights and go to a high elevation
2) Give yourself at least 15 minutes in darkness to allow your eyes to adjust
3) The best viewing begins after midnight with better viewing after the moon wanes and tends to hit its peak right before dawn 

 


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Cost: FREE

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