Monday, August 12, 2013 4:04pm -0400

Night of the Shooting Stars

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.

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