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The Biggest Meteor Shower of 2015

Grab binoculars and get away from city lights. The Perseid Meteor Shower is coming
By - posted 8/9/2015 No Comment

It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars.

The annual Perseids 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 Perseids Meteor Shower
Late Late nights of August 10-13, 2015 | Midnight to dawn
Peak: Late Late Wednesday night / Early Thursday monring

With little or no moon to ruin the show, 2015 is a great year for watching the Perseids meteor shower. The shower peaks late late Wednesday night, coinciding with the new moon

Read more at earthsky.org

Viewing Tips
1) Get away from bright lights of the city and go to a high elevation
2) Give yourself at least 15 minutes in darkness to allow your eyes to adjust (don’t look at a cell phone)
3) The best viewing begins after midnight with better viewing after the moon wanes and tends to hit its peak right before dawn 

Watch the Perseids Live Online – The annual Perseid meteor shower will hit its peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday, Aug. 12, and early Thursday, Aug. 13, and if cloudy weather or light pollution spoil your view, you can watch the Perseids live online. The NASA webcast for the 2015 Perseids will begin at 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday and run through 11 p.m.

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