Scheduled air date: 1999 Aug 02-08
The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on the night of August 12th/morning of August 13th. This shower is so-named because its radiantthe direction from which its meteors appear to originateis located near the constellation Perseus. For best viewing, watch between midnight and dawn from a dark location away from city lights.
(Shown about 2:00am on August 13th for mid-Northern latitudes.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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