[Vision2020] meteor shower

Tami Stinebaugh stin1624 at uidaho.edu
Tue Aug 10 11:12:06 PDT 2004

If anybody is interested, here's some info on a meteor shower coming this week:

PERSEID METEORS:  The Perseid meteor shower peaks this week. Look for rare
but lovely Perseid Earthgrazers when the sun goes down on Wednesday,
August 11th. Then, before dawn on Thursday, August 12th, go outside for
the main event: as many as 60 meteors per hour. Getting away from city
lights is a good idea: dark skies reveal more meteors.

VENUS AND THE MOON: Early Thursday morning just before dawn when the
Perseid meteor shower is supposed to be most intense, Venus and the
crescent moon will appear side-by-side in the eastern sky.  This lovely
pair would be worth waking up for even if there were no meteor shower. 
Check SpaceWeather.com for a sky map.


Tami Stinebaugh

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