Perseid Meteor Shower Peaking

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The new moon of August comes on Saturday the 11th this year, perfectly timed to bring dark, moonless nights around the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Indeed, 2018 is an excellent year to watch for these meteors; such moonless-sky conditions are ideal for observing the Perseids.

Moreover, Earth should pass through the shower’s richest part around 9 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Aug. 12 (0100 GMT on Aug. 13).

So, late that night into the predawn hours of Monday, Aug. 13, viewers in North America and Europe should have the best seats in the house. Late-summer campers should put their sleeping bags outside the tent to enjoy this “Old Faithful” of meteor showers. [Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It]

The photo is from local photographer, Kyle Pfenning and nicely shows the incredible Central Oregon night sky at Crater Lake.  Get out under the stars and enjoy #backyardbend and maybe make a few wishes too!!!

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