Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Modern Way to View Meteor Showers

Forget going out in the middle of the night. This is the 21st century after all!  Instead, watch this Google movie of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks tonight (Tuesday).

In fact, since we just had a Super Moon, the light from our satellite will make it harder to see the dimmer meteors. But you can see them all in this video. Of course the Perseids go on for hours while Google's movie is only 41 seconds long, so you'll have to have to loop it to get the full effect.

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