Tonight is the predicted peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. It looks like DMV will be clouded out BUT you can LISTEN for them on the Internet via space radar - a favorite activity of mine - anytime up until the shower ends sometime after August 13. This includes day time hours as well.
NASA will have a live Internet chat at 11 p.m. EDT and streaming (weather permitting) at 9:30 p.m. EDT so you can VIEW them via NASA.
The almost Full Moon is in the sky all night and will dampen this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower but the brighter meteors will still be visible. Each year during August the cometary debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle intersects the Earth and produces a wonderful display of falling or shooting stars - meteors. These bits of comet dust, about the size of a grain of sand, hit our atmosphere at 140,000 miles per hour!
Here’s to clear skies! Hope to see you at Big Meadows!
Sky Guy Back in VA