It’s Time Again for the Perseid Meteor Shower!
It's time again the Perseid meteor shower! This's years shower will peak around August 11. A new moon on August 14, 2015 will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower.
The weather in the evenings looks to be ideal for watching this annual summertime meteor shower. The best time to view the Perseids, or most other meteor showers is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.
Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.
While the skies light up several time a year by other meteor showers , the Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers. This is because at its peak, one can see 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.
Enjoy this summertime event with the entire family!