View Full Version : Washed Out Perseids Will Peak on Friday

2006-Aug-08, 04:58 PM
One of the best meteor showers of the year - the Perseids - will get washed out by a nearly full Moon this year. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try and enjoy them anyway. The Moon will be 87% full on Friday, August 11, rising after 10:00pm. Head out after it goes dark, and see if you can spot an Earth grazer; a special kind of meteor that can be very bright and slow, leaving a dramatic tail. After 10:00pm, only the brightest meteors will be visible. 2007 will be much better, when it'll be a moonless sky.

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