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11 August 2012

Catch Shooting Stars Perseids this Week End!


Perseids Meteor shower
This week end August 11-12, 2012  is a good time to go outside and search for the shooting stars Perseids Meteor Shower.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks between midnight and dawn.  This is a fine year for meteors because the Moon is well past full, making the dark enough to reveal fainter meteors.  Look for 1-2 meteors per minute in good sky.

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides, a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.

So get your Sun chairs out and enjoy the scenery with a hot cup of cacao and good company!

Clear skies