2016 Perseids

Celestial News & Events

Get Ready for a Great Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are here! With no Moon to spoil the show it's time to break out the lawn chairs, sit back, and watch the comet dust fly.

Perseid Meteor Shower

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A Banner Year for the Perseid Meteor Shower

It’s August and that means one of the year’s most beloved celestial events will grace the skies. The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend on Saturday night−Sunday morning, August 12−13.

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Fine Show Expected from the Perseid Meteor Shower

With no interference from the Moon, this year's Perseid meteor shower should be excellent. If you couldn't catch the show last night, try looking up tonight!

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Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower at Its Peak

Plan for optimal conditions for the year’s Perseid meteor shower, early in the mornings of August 12th and 13th.

Colorful Perseid fireball

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The Perseids: Big Eclipse's Opening Act

The upcoming total solar eclipse is understandably getting a lot of attention, but don't overlook the trusty Perseids. They'll be getting things warmed up Saturday night.

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Astronomy & Observing News

Dark-Sky RV Parks in the U.S.

Watching the Perseids from an RV park? Find campgrounds with dark skies that are ideal for observing meteor showers and other celestial sights.

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How to Photograph a Meteor Shower: Capturing the Perseids

Learn how to photograph a meteor shower with these step-by-step instructions, as well as advice for the advanced imager.

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Explore the Night with Bob King

Delta Aquariids Kick Off Summer Meteor Showers

The meteors are coming! Three annual meteor showers are already active and guaranteed to spark up your summer nights.

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Our Late Night Under the Perseids

Meteors bright and faint rewarded patient watchers of the 2015 Perseid meteor shower. And the show continues tonight.

Perseids crossing Ursa Major

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Moonless Nights Make for Fine 2015 Perseids

This year there's no Moon, and the Perseid meteor shower should peak at just the right time for North America. Every three years, more or less, the Moon is new around the peak night of the Perseid meteor shower — and it's that time again. New Moon falls on August…

Perseid radiant

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Plan for the Perseids!

Conditions are ideal for watching this year's Perseid meteor shower. Plan ahead!

Radiant of the Perseid meteor shower


Perseid Meteors to Compete with Moonlight Late Tuesday Night

The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, is returning to the night sky for 2014 But this year it will compete with bright moonlight for visibility.

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Perseids vs. Moonlight: Which Will Prevail?

This month's usually dependable Perseid meteor shower competes with a nearly full Moon. If you can find a dark viewing location, you might see a bright meteor every few minutes.

Perseid meteor

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower

When a meteor shower is coming up, have you thought of trying your hand at meteor photography? Here are some techniques to help you on your way.