Perseid Meteor Shower 2017

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the best this year.

The 2017 Perseids will start Aug 11, and peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13. This year, a Waning Gibbous Moon may hinder a good view of the meteor shower.

Radiant of the Perseid meteor shower.
Based on NASA illustration

When Can I See the Perseids?
The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13.
The best time to view the Perseids, and most other meteor showers, is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.

Comet Swift-Tuttle
Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or 

radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.
While the skies are lit up several times a year by other meteor showers, the Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers. This is because, at its peak, one can see 60 to 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.

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