Peak of Perseid meteor shower this month! The new moon bodes well for sky watchers.



Perseid meteors are already starting to fall in a display that promises to dazzle sky-watchers this month.

the Perseid meteor shower will peak on the evening of August 12, just four days after the new moon of August 8, so the dark sky should be favorable enough for the annual display, which is one of the most reliable displays of “shooting stars”. This contrasts sharply with next August, when meteors will coincide with a full moon.


Source link