Perseid Meteor Shower – August 12th
Perseids – Aug 12th, shortly after midnight local time.
The Moon will be a few days past its “new” phase during the shower’s peak, so there will be no moonlight to interfere with the faint meteors. Best viewing is after midnight in your local time zone. This year the “peak” intensity should be around a dozen meteors per hour. Look to the north-east, using the sky map below.
There will also be a spectacular display of our neighboring planets and the moon just after sunset,
with Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon visible in the west – all very close to one another.
Grab a lawnchair, some snacks, and make a fun night of it!