Perseid meteor shower to peak August 12-13

August 3, 2011 – This year’s Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 12-13, will be a challenge for sky watchers, as the full Moon coincides with this normally bright and active event. But you will be able to see Perseids in the days leading up to the peak if your skies are dark. And you can share watching for the Perseids with the rest of the world via “MeteorWatch.” If you haven’t heard of MeteorWatch, it is a way to watch the shower with others, and share your experiences even if you are out there watching all alone. Organized by Universe Today’s Adrian West, this is a social media astronomical event that has been a big hit among Twitterers for previous events. The aim is to get as many people as possible to look up and perhaps see meteors or even some fireballs for the first time. Everyone is welcome whether they are an astronomer or just have a casual interest in the night sky.  –Universe Today
2011 Meteor showers
2012 Meteor showers
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11 Responses to Perseid meteor shower to peak August 12-13

  1. Golfdad641 says:

    Well if they do come from the “Dark Side of The Moon” I am calling first Dibs on Bubble Bee to be my Autobot 🙂

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  2. penny says:

    Looks like a trailer for a good movie lol

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  3. Stephen says:

    Cool video! It’s like watching Star Wars. I like it. By the way, is this another confirmation that our solar system is entering an area full of energy and space-dust, or is it just a normal phenomenon?

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    • Cammac says:

      Totally normal, happens every year along with others, Leonids etc …

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    • We live in a debris junk yard, so our region of space is littered with debris, comets and rubble. However, they are part of periodic meteor showers that happen throughout the year. I updated the post with links to monitor all the 2011 and 2012 meteor showers.

      Take care,
      Alvin

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  4. One of the most beautiful events of the year. Year after year I.m watching this spectacle and I,m always spellbound.
    https://www.facebook.com/dawndotcom#!/event.php?eid=127001730678840

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  5. JerseyCynic says:

    Was lucky to catch one early this morning after sleep cycle 1

    I live above the city lights on a rock ledge in Connecticut

    I wouldn’t have caught it if it weren’t for my guilty pleasure of a 2am smoke outside on the deck

    GLORIOUS

    Has anyone seen
    http://www.thecitydark.com/

    Here’s hoping for a clear night tonight

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  6. A_lad says:

    That video is hhmmm…. Weird, Cool, and thought provoking at the same time. Do they promote this metor shower at this time every year like that?

    I think I’ve seen to many Hollywood trailers lately conditioning the minds of all of us for this great Alien invasion. Its like this hidden agenda masked by an actual event, in this case a meteor shower. Life couldn’t be more exciting at this time 🙂

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  8. Jackie@family says:

    What spectacular color.We watch it at about 11 PM till 12 midnight and woke up early and was greeted again by the meteor shower ending. What a great show the Univerese gave us that day We will be ready next time. We had such a great time seeing it here in South Florida can’t wait to see it again .

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