Posted by: Anna Webb | August 12, 2009

Perseid Meteor “Show” Not Over Yet


Perseus constellation map

Perseus constellation map

According to the experts, tonight may actually be an even better show than last night. Here on the southeast coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, it was clouded over and “voggy”. Unfortunately, none of it could be seen.

We have high hopes for tonight, however, for clear skies and a star-filled night sky.

To view the meteor shower, go outside between 9pm-midnight this evening and look toward the northeast sky. The earlier you go out, the lower toward the horizon they will be. The shower peaks between midnight and 5am but moonlight may obscure some of the smaller “shooters”.

How to locate the radiant point (central shower location) for the Perseid meteor shower

http://www.earthsky.org/skywatching/wheres-the-radiant-point-for-the-perseids

About Perseids

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseid

Perseid update on Spaceweather.com

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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