Jayray Posted August 7, 2007 Share Posted August 7, 2007 Howdy Gang, if your looking to beat the heat, this weekend is the Perseids Meteor shower. Here is the link for more information: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/11...eatperseids.htm The show begins between 9:00 and 10:00 pm on Sunday, August 12th, when Perseus rises in the northeast. This is the time to look for Perseid Earthgrazers--meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping the surface of a pond. As the night unfolds, Perseus climbs higher and the meteor rate will increase many-fold. "By 2 am on Monday morning, August 13th, dozens of Perseids may be flitting across the sky every hour." The crescendo comes before dawn when rates could exceed a meteor a minute. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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