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New research shows that one annual meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other - the Perseids. This year's Perseid peak is just around the corner on Aug. 12-13.


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A little more information from EarthSky

Cooke recommends looking on the nights of August 12 and 13 between the hours of 10:30 PM to 4:30 AM local time. EarthSky recommends adding the night of August 11, too. Before midnight the meteor rate will start out low, then increase as the night wears on, peaking before sunrise when the constellation Perseus is high in the sky.


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After midnight, Perseus will be low in the sky in the NE. It's not a very bright constellation, but the general area is good enough for the shower.


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If anyone has an Android phone, Google Sky is pretty nifty. It senses the time, date, your location and which way you are pointing the phone.

Just hold up the phone and alternate looking at the sky and the phone. It even has a horizon line, which is useful only on level terrain, of course.

I believe there is something similar for iPhones.

Sort of a quickie planisphere.


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For those clouded out (or what appears likely for me, fogged out), NASA will broadcast the shower here


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- Arthur C. Clarke

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Well, I'm on the NASA site - no fog, just overcast...


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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Rusty, are there supposed to be other meteor showers this week?
 
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Orionids are 10/21

Leonids 11/16

Geminids 12/12-13


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Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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