Meteor Shower: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight: According to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), The Perseid Meteor Shower tonight will begin at around 10 p.m. on Thursday. You don’t need a telescope, you just need a reclining lawn chair to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower tonight. The meteors will be visible before midnight, the show won’t reach its peak until early morning. Viewers may be able to see 60 to 100 meteors an hour.

According to American Meteor Society The Earth is predicted to pass closest to the core of P109 Swift-Tuttle near 0100 Universal Time on August 13. This timing favors western Asia. Both the mornings of August 12 and 13 will be good for North America, with perhaps the 13th offering slightly more activity due to the fact we are closer to the predicted time of maximum activity.

On the mornings of August 12 and 13, I would estimate peak rates to be near 60 for those under transparent rural skies. Those under dark but hazy skies should still be able to see 30-40 Perseids per hour. Those under urban skies will be lucky to exceed 20 per hour.

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