Watch the Great Perseid Meteor Shower
Promising Perseid Meteor Shower Will Peak Soon
| Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes sent in a photo of Perseid meteors taken at East Point Lighthouse in southern New Jersey, August 2012. |
Credit: Jeff Berkes
UPDATE: The Perseid meteor shower is now at its best. See how to watch it with your own eyes or online here: Perseid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: How to Watch
Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower, makes its appearance.
This year, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak overnight on Monday (Aug. 12), and there are some key tips to keep in mind for your "shooting stars" viewing. You can watch live Perseid meteor shower webcasts on SPACE.com, courtesy of NASA and the Slooh Space Camera.
Peak activity for the Perseids is unfortunately predicted for the daylight hours across North America, so stargazers with clear skies are encouraged to seek out the meteor display during the pre-dawn hours of Monday and again during the early morning hours of Tuesday (Aug. 13). At these times, the absence of bright moonlight can maximize your chances of spotting a meteor. [See 2013 Perseid meteor shower photos by stargazers (Gallery)]
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