It is that time again. Where astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts cast their eyes to the heavens to watch the best of the Perseid meteor shower.
Technically the shower starts at the end of the July, however the show is at its best on Saturday, August 13. Scientists are predicting 50 to 100 meteors falling per hour that night. What causes this meteor shower? Currently the Earth is passing through the dense, dusty path of Swift-Tuttle comet. As it’s passing through, we get a spectacular meteor shower!
The best part of the show will start around 11 p.m. Saturday evening and will persist through the night. If you can find a nice quiet dark corner, away from city light pollution you should be able to get a good show, providing the clouds stay away and the moon isn’t too bright.
I’d love to see your meteor shower pictures. In all the years of watching this shower I’ve never been able to capture a great pic. If you do, feel free to share it on the 620 CKRM Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.