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Perseid Meteor Shower tonight! August 11, 2009

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, meteor.

The Perseids are the remnants of comet Swift-Tuttle that passed by Earth in 1992. This regular event offers some of the best naked eye astronomy. The naked eye is the best instrument to use.

Astronomers are now estimating a double peak this year for viewers in the eastern portion of North America on Wednesday morning the 12th of August 2009. One peak should occur around 1:00 a.m. EST and the other peak around 5:30 a.m. EST.

Look to the North East after midnight. and you should see a score of meteors every hour. If you miss it tonight you can still see some activity over the next two days.



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