Perseid meteor showers light up the air this weekend

Posted on Sunday, August 13 2006 @ 0:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
There's bad news and good news about this year's Perseid meteor shower, which is traditionally regarded as the highlight of summer skywatching. First, the bad news: When the shooting stars reach their peak this weekend, the moon is in just about the worst possible location. It's just a couple of days past its full phase, meaning that the moon's bright disk will be glaring down like a cosmic headlight almost all night long..

More info at MSNBC.

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