Wednesday, August 11

Perseid Meteor Shower

It's that time of year again. Tonight and tomorrow night. according to USA Today, the best viewing is between 1am and 3am Fiday Morning which for our foreign guests 0600-0900 UTC. From the BBC:
Skies set for meteor extravaganza
Perseid meteor, Nasa
The light show will not be spoilt by moonlight this year
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on 12 August, could provide a "spectacular" show this year, experts have forecast.

Sky watchers can expect to see meteors from a dark location on 12 and 13 August after 2330 BST, but they may be treated to two early "surges".

One of these may occur on 11 August at 2200 BST, while another may be visible just before dawn on 12 August.

Unlike last year, there will be little moonlight to spoil viewing.

It's been a while since I have had the pleasure of watching them, if not the moon, the weather conspires against against me. Hopefully it will be different this time around. WooooHoooo