Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

For those late nighters or early risers, the annual Perseid meteor shower will shine the most tonight (or tomorrow morning) between midnight and 5 a.m. Although the moon may outshine some of the fainter meteors, it’ll still be worth watching the more than 80 meteors an hour. For the best view, find a spot outside the city. Look away from the moon and all other lights to get adapted to the dark. Look into the northeastern sky, near the constellation Perseus, and you’ll start to see sparks of light. Then, sit back and enjoy. And maybe even wish upon a couple of shooting stars.

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