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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Perseid Meteor Showers


Get set for the meteoritic grand finale of summer. The middle week of August is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

This year also offers a special treat, as the Moon will be safely out of the sky during key observation times. The Moon reached New phase on August 6th and will be a 32% illuminated waxing crescent around the anticipated peak for the Perseid meteors on August 12th. And speaking of which, the Perseids are infamous for presenting a double-fisted twin peak in activity. This year, the first climax for the shower is predicted for around 13:00 UT on August 12th, favoring Hawaii and the North American west coast, and the second peak is set to arrive 13 hours later at 02:00 UT, favoring Europe & Africa....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been updated, divided into two parts, and moved to my new website, The Pagan Calendar. They can be found here: Perseids Meteor Shower, and Meteor Showers and Falling Stars.
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