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.
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. »
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: »
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. »