The annual Perseid meteor shower
will peak in intensity tonight. The product of Earth intersecting with the debris trail from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the shower should be most dramatic shortly before dawn. More information on the shower can be found in various places
Those living far away from cities will have the best view, but there are lots of good photos
from past showers online for those immersed in city light, or blanketed under cloud.
posted by sindark
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Perseid Meteor Shower-(Peaks Sunday & Monday)
"The August Perseids are among the strongest of the readily observed annual meteor showers, and at maximum activity can yield 50 or 60 meteors per hour. However, observers with exceptional sky conditions often record even larger numbers. Also, during an overnight watch, the Perseids are capable of producing a number of bright, flaring and fragmenting meteors, which leave fine trains in their wake."
posted by DailyBread
on Aug 12, 2002 -