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Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

August 12, 2011

This is always fun. 

Even in darkened parks within the City of Madison these meteors can be seen.

The Perseid meteor shower is underway. International observers are now reporting more than 20 meteors per hour as Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on the night of Aug. 12-13. The best time to look is during the hours before dawn on Saturday morning, August 13th, when the glaring Moon is relatively low and meteor rates are highest.

  1. yoogya permalink
    August 13, 2011 10:41 AM

    The difference this year was the fact that it was going to happen on a full moon night, reducing the chances of the stargazers to get hold of the falling stars that may be otherwise visible in a black night. But even if you are not able to watch them in the sky falling all around you and illuminating the sky don’t lose your heart, you may still be able to watch it tonight.

  2. syah permalink
    August 13, 2011 5:58 AM

    wow … must have been amazing if I could see it…

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