Taken at Big Sur, this photo by Marc Donahue shows the seventy meteors that crossed his one patch of space in 45 minutes during last week’s Perseid shower.
The Perseids is my favorite meteor shower of the year, and this year is likely to be the best one in recent memory. Here’s when, where, and how to watch it—and just what is going to make this year so spectacular.
Last weekend's Perseid display may go down as the most spectacular meteor shower of 2013. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here to wrest you from the clutches of Monday morning indolence are three arresting timelapses of the shower, each under 90 seconds long.
This weekend, from August 11th to the 13th, the Perseid Meteor Shower will fill the sky with hundreds of shooting stars. According to NASA, this year's Perseid Shower is even more special because Jupiter, Venus and the crescent Moon are aligning while stars streak the night.
The Perseids have arrived. Widely recognized as the largest and most dependable meteor display of the year for the Northern hemisphere, the first reports of Perseid meteors starting popping up early this morning, but activity is expected to increase in the days ahead, peaking in the (very) early morning hours of…
Today is the peak of the Perseids meteor shower. Together with the Leonids meteor shower, it's the greatest celestial show this side of an aurora borealis. To get the most out of it, you just need to follow three simple steps:
The peak of the famously visible Perseid meteor shower starts this week! This year's show, coinciding with a new moon and excellent viewing conditions, should be especially spectacular—especially if you follow these tips for an excellent viewing experience:
Didn't get a chance to see this week's Perseid meteor shower? Amateur and professor astronomy photographers have captured images of the shooting meteors from all over the world.
Heads up, astronomers, space lovers, and daydreamers: Tonight is the night to wish upon a star, as we pass the densest point of the dust trail left by the Swift-Tuttle comet, with Earth facing straight into the mess left behind.