The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak around the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 12 and 13) just one day before the new moon. Unlike last year, when a brilliant and nearly full moon washed out all but the brightest meteors, 2015 should be a very opportune year for observing “shooting stars” with your own eyes or cameras. NASA released a video on how to see the 2015 Perseid meteor shower.
The new moon on August 14, 2015, will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower.
The Perseid meteor shower is the most widely observed and dependable annual meteor display of the year, and its peak this week has all the earmarks of being an excellent example of celestial fireworks, weather permitting.
Shooting Stars Attention – Perseids Meteor shower 2015: “Admirers of shooting stars in the near future can indulge again. The conditions to see meteors this year are very favorable. You can see them this year extra good because it is the new moon, so there is no disturbing moonlight. The annual Perseid swarm reaches around Thursday, August 13th its peak. Then there are to see up to 60 shooting stars per hour.”
Supposedly, during its peak you can see around 60 to 100 meteors in ONE HOUR! That’s a lot of shooting stars! And, I don’t know about you, but I need all the wishes granted that I can get 😉
Pack up a picnic basket, take the family, and go outside and have a wonderful celebration of this miraculous planetary show.