Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays

Katie Ramirez
Августа 12, 2019

Even with the light of the moon, viewers should still be able to witness about 15 to 20 meteors per hour.

Up to 100 meteors per hour could shoot across the sky tonight.

The Perseids, which appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, are debris left behind by the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

Look up to see one of the cosmos' most lovely meteor displays.

The Perseid Meteor Shower is at its peak again tonight, and good news is that viewing shouldn't be bad for most of the Brazos Valley.

However, according to NASA, visible meteor rates will be down from over 60 per hour to 15-20 per hour because of the brightness of the nearly-full moon, unlike a year ago when there was diminished moonlight.

When will Perseid meteor be visible in the sky?

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Even if clouds do part, the almost full moon will light up the sky and make it hard to see the meteors. But tonight (August 12) marks the shower's so-called peak - a night of intense activity when hundreds of shooting stars light up the night. The Perseids are visible all over the sky.

For the best chance of spotting the Perseids without the Moon getting in the way, find out your local moonset times for Tuesday morning.

This year, however, USA space agency NASA said between 15 and 20 meteors will be visible.

The shower runs until August 26 and is best seen after dark and before dawn.

Better yet, the Bay Area is filled with area's that boost low light pollution and elevated vantage points to watch (and Instagram) the shower.

Weather permitting, NASA plans to livestream the meteor shower from a camera in Huntsville, Alabama, beginning at about 8 p.m. on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page.

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