"Don't Miss Next Week's Perseid Meteor Shower Because This Year Conditions Are Ideal For It"

Scheduled air date: 1999 Aug 02-08

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The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on the night of August 12th/morning of August 13th.  This shower is so-named because its radiant—the direction from which its meteors appear to originate—is 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.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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