Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
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 200 per hour – as long as you are away from light pollution and the clouds stay away.
2018 Perseids Meteor Shower
Late evening to dawn of August 11-13, 2018 | Midnight to dawn
The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a rich meteor shower, and it’s steady. Best of all, the slender waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing deliciously dark skies for this year’s Perseid meteors.
Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn.
In 2018, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight. Predicted peak in 2018: the night of August 12-13 but try the night before and after, too, from late night until dawn.
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