Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Perseid Meteor Shower: Catch It Tonight!

The annual Perseid meteor shower starts tonight -- technically Thursday, August 12 in the a.m., since you won't be able to see much till after midnight. While the meteor show will also be going on August 13 during the wee hours, Weather Underground predicts a goodly chance of rain, so if you want to see shooting stars, go out after midnight tonight to an area as free from light as you can. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and point your nose straight up.

According to Earthsky: "These typically fast and bright meteors radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero. But you don’t need to know Perseus to watch the shower. The meteors appear in all parts of the sky."

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