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Sunday, August 8, 2021

CONTEXT: Perseid Meteor Seen from the International Space Station

This picture dates from 2011, but it's time to start looking for meteors in this year's Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to put on a fine display, peaking on August 11 through 12 (and maybe extending into the 13th), with no interference from the Moon which, only four days since new, will have set before the prime hours for observing the shower (11 P.M. and later local time, or whenever astronomical twilight ends if you're at a high latitude).

Posted at August 8, 2021 14:17