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Night of the Shooting Stars

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Stunning Perseid Meteor Stunning Perseid Meteor Sergio Garcia Rill

Every year during mid-August, the Earth passes near the orbit of Swift-Tuttle and crosses the comet's debris stream. Over the next few nights we will be able to see bright meteors from that comet. Look to northeast to the constellation Perseus to see shooting stars. It is best just to lie back and look up at the stars as they may come from any direction. Best time to watch is Midnight to about 4 am. The 2013 Perseid meteor shower will peak overnight between Aug. 11 and 12, and Aug. 12 and 13.


This is the best time to see bright meteors and we are not bothered by the cold. Many have already witnessed these incredible shooting stars in their skies. The Stellar Eyes Facebook page has been bombarded by stunning photos of Perseid Meteor shots by loyal fans. There is still time to witness the magic in the next few nights. So get out and enjoy the enchanting Perseids.

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First Perseid shot on August 9th from Dan McBride from Fair Oaks, California.

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Stunning shot from Sergio Garcia Rill on August 11th in Fort Davis, TX at the McDonald Observatory

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Beautiful Self portrait with Perseid, Milky Way, and Andromeda by Brian Drourr from Burlington, Vermont.

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Early Perseids from the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center from Steve Coates.

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Perseid meteor shower over Bear River Reservoir August 10 by Keith Breazeal.

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Perseid meteor over Chocorua Lake with Mount Chocorua to the right, Tamworth, NH by Garrett Evans.

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Gorgeous meteor close up by Henrik Schmidt.

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Stunning colorful Perseid by Mike Lewinski.

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Perseid by Jon Myatt on August 11, 11:57 in Fiddletown, Calif.

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August 10th just before the peak of the Perseid meteor shower by Chris Georgia.

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Perseid Meteor Streaks onto the scene w/ the Milky Way over Gore Range Silhouettes.: Summit County, Colorado by Daniel McVey.

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Laurel Nendza

Laurel Nendza is the owner and creator of Stellar Eyes.