Perseid Meteor Showers 2013

20130811-141631.jpg

The annual Perseid meteor showers have started and are expected to peak Monday and Tuesday nights, August 12-13, 2013 when up to 100 meteorites may be visible per hour. Viewing time starts at about 9:30 when the place they seem to come from, the constellation Perseus, rises up over the horizon.

Peak time is after midnight.

Perseids are the rocks and dust left behind from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as the Earth passes through those remnants. The weather seems a little “changeable”, so take the night you can, put your beach chair back and relax.

You will need to Look North / Northeast to see them (see map above).

followLogo400

Some related stories:

Sierra Club:Perseid Meteors Rain Down

Another great map and some more info at :Earthsky.org:

Interesting story on “Earthgrazers”- meteorites that go across the sky, rather than fall.
From spaceweather.com
:

These happen in the earlier evening hours as they skip off the Earth’s atmosphere.

They are reporting observations of up to 50 meteors an hour already this weekend.

Advertisements

your thoughts here: Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s