REMEMBER: TONIGHT is the peak night to watch the Perseid meteor shower! (It will continue until the 14th, but tonight is really “the night”!). The moon will not be rising until 1:51am tonight– so we should be getting a very clear view!
You can best view the Perseids by looking towards the Persues constellation, at a direction of Northeast around the time of midnight.
Maximum meteors: around 50-100 meteors per hour.
Velocity 35 miles/sec
When: As usual: The best time to see ANY meteor shower is the hour or two before dawn. Try between midnight-2am for some great results without losing *too* much sleep! You may also be able to catch some of these beforehand as spectacular “Earth Grazers”, beginning at about 9pm PST.
Where: If you can, get as high up as possible to sit above the light and air pollution to get the best sights. I personally prefer Top Of The World in Laguna Beach.
Editor’s note: If you snap a great picture of the meteor shower– please send it in!