Sunday, August 12, 2007

Annual Meteor Shower

Under the new moon, the best-known meteor shower makes its appearance.

"According to the best estimates, in 2007 the Earth is predicted to cut through the densest part of the Perseid stream sometime around 2 a.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 13. That corresponds to 11 p.m. PT on Aug. 12 for those living in the Western United States or Canada.

The interval when the meteors will be falling at their highest rates will likely last several hours or more on either side of these times.

As a result, it is the late-night hours Sunday, on through the first light of dawn Monday that holds the greatest promise of seeing a very fine Perseid display."

'Great Show': Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday Night

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