How to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

(WDEF) – The Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to peak overnight from Wednesday, August 12th into Thursday, August 13th.

NASA officials say it’s best to view the meteor shower on a clear, dark night.

WDEF News 12’s Chief Meteorologist says the weather will be clear for any star gazers.

According to NASA, the Perseid Meteor Shower actually is caused by the Earth passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, but it looks like it’s coming from the Perseus constellation. 

Perseus will rise in the Northeast around 10 pm, but it will better for viewing later in the night around midnight when it’s overhead.

Check out the video for tips on how to find the Perseus constellation, but there’s also an app for that in the related links.

Plus, NASA will be doing a special show for the meteor shower on its UStream channel.


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