"The One Hour Perseid Comet Litter Meteor Shower!"

Scheduled air date: 2000 Aug 07-13

Because bright Moonlight will obscure most of the meteors, the Perseid Meteor Shower this year will be best seen in the early morning after moonset and before twilight on August 12th.  All of the meteors associated with this shower will appear to originate from the direction of the radiant (marked with the red '+' symbol), in the constellation Perseus.  The Milky Way—our own galaxy—may also be seen stretching across the sky in a nearly due East-West orientation.
(The star and radiant positions are shown for an observer looking directly overhead at 3:45am from 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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