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Perseid Meteor Shower

By Scott Lange —

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is upon us, and this is a great year to view the show because it falls at the same time as the new moon, meaning the sky will be very dark so the meteors are easier to see.  At its peak, the Perseids can rain down up to 100 meteors per hour.

The best time to watch is from midnight until just before dawn on the mornings of August 12, 13, and 14, with the early morning of the 13th being the most active.  From the Northern Hemisphere, look to the northeast sky just after midnight.  The radiant point is located in the constellation Perseus just below Cassiopeia.

Scott Lange and Nick Foster of DarkSky Photography are currently preparing for their next great adventure, starting in September, as they take on The Range of Light: Night and Day on the John Muir Trail.

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