5 Top Tips for Enjoying the Perseid Meteor Shower
Make the most of the celestial fireworks show that peaks early this week.
The annual meteor shower is expected be especially vivid this year because the moon is out of the way during peak times—the overnight hours from Sunday, August 11, to Tuesday, August 13. As many as 60 to 100 meteors per hour from a dark location may be in the offing. (Gallery: "Photographing the Night Sky.")
Tweeted @Billytoledo: "Unexpected clear skies in Atlanta. Saw 23 meteors in about 45 minutes. All diff sizes, brightness, and angles."
Advised @BethFalkWrites: "Quick glimpse of #Perseids from my window last night incl. one spectacular bright meteor. Every time I see one I still feel like it's magic."
Some made meteor viewing a family affair. "It was well worth getting the kids out of bed