Most popular meteor shower peaks this weekend
(WHSV) - It’s a busy week up in the sky, and there are some events you don’t want to miss!
PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER PEAKS
Saturday overnight, the most popular meteor shower of the year will peak. This meteor shower is popular because it is very active. This meteor shower at its peak can produce up to 100 meteors per hour! But this year there’s going to challenges in viewing the meteor shower on the peak night, and that will be the bright moon and plenty of clouds in the sky.
Not only does this meteor shower produce plenty of meteors, but the meteors also leave very bright persistent trails. An almost full moon will make these meteors harder to see with the glare. The best place to view the shower is in a rural area because the sky will be darker. City lights will just make the view more difficult. Simply just look up towards the northeast to see the meteor shower.
You can always see meteors in the days after the peak date. The Perseids meteor shower has been going on since July 17th and will run through August 26th. Unfortunately with the clouds it will be difficult to see the next few days.
We are continuing to lose daylight. This week we will chop off another 14 minutes of daylight. By August 15th, we will have 13 hours and 40 minutes of daylight and 10 hours and 20 minutes of nighttime. Sunrise will move from 6:23 am to 6:29 am. Sunsets will still be later than 8 pm for now. The sunset moves from 8:17 pm to 8:09 pm.
Daily Sunrise/Sunset Times this week:
|Aug 8||6:23 am||8:17 pm||13 hrs, 54 mins|
|Aug 9||6:24 am||8:16 pm||13 hrs, 52 mins|
|Aug 10||6:25 am||8:15 pm||13 hrs, 50 mins|
|Aug 11||6:26 am||8:14 pm||13 hrs, 48 mins|
|Aug 12||6:27 am||8:13 pm||13 hrs, 46 mins|
|Aug 13||6:28 am||8:11 pm||13 hrs, 43 mins|
|Aug 14||6:29 am||8:10 pm||13 hrs, 41 mins|
ISS VIEWING (MOST VIEWABLE)
The International Space Station will not be viewable at any point this week due to the station passing during the daytime only.
NEXT MOON PHASES
|Moon Phases||Date and Time|
|Full Moon||August 11th, 9:35 pm|
|Third Quarter Moon||August 19th, 12:36 am|
|New Moon||August 27th, 4:17 pm|
|First Quarter Moon||September 3rd, 2:07 pm|
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