Hey, it’s August and… Guess what? Time for another Perseids meteor shower…
The Perseids reaches its peak activity on the night of August 11-12. A good number should be visible for a few nights before and after peak.
The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle.
The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which the radiant lies in the constellation Perseus.
The name is derived from the word Perseidai, meaning the sons of Perseus in Greek mythology.
Your best chance to see a significant number of Perseid meteors will most likely be during the predawn hours on August 12, but, you will have to deal with the light of a wide waning crescent moon.
You might try the mornings of August 11 and 13, you might see some Perseids then as well.
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