Perseid Meteor Shower

Get ready for one of summers greatest shows: the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus. [Wikipedia]

Each August you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower just looking up, though the meteors will seem to originate from a place just beneath Cassiopeia which will be east. It’s easier to find the ‘W’ shaped constellation than Perseus, for which the shower is named.

The best time to be out there is a few hours after sundown.

Earth will pass through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle from July 17