Perseid Meteor Shower: August 12 and 13, 2010

Everyone ready to go watch the Perseid meteor shower? According to EarthSky, the best times for viewing  are predicted to be the mornings of August 12 and 13.

1. Try to find a place that is dark for best viewing. Porch and street lights can fade out the meteors.
2. Remind your children there may be several minutes between sightings. In the wee hours of the morning it can be hard to be patient.
3. Blankets and lawn chairs that allow for viewing in a prone position help prevent neck strain.

Here’s an informative video about last year’s shower:

More tips for watching meteor showers from NASA

Let us know what you see.


  1. Shirley

    We saw the meteor shower from our porch in the mountains of New Mexico and from the Valles Caldera the next night. It was the best examples of meteors I’ve ever seen. The streaks were so long!

  2. Roberta

    That sounds wonderful. Too much light pollution for much of a show here.

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