Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Perseids Meteor Shower In North Indonesian

Perseids Meteor Shower Seen In North Indonesian pictures pics galleryAnd when we say August 12, we mean that morning … not that night. These typically fast and bright meteors radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus, and, like all meteors in annual showers, they cover a large part of Perseids Meteor Shower Seen In North Indonesian images photos gallerythe sky. The Perseids are considered by many people to be the year’s best shower when the moon is out of the way during the shower’s peak. This year’s moon is not quite out of the way during the Perseids, but there is a window for meteor-watching in the hours before dawn. The first quarter moon comes on August 8, but full moon is not until August 16. On the morning of the Perseids’ peak, the moon sets around 3 a.m. (look here for a custom calendar that can give you moonset in your location) After moonset on the morning of August 12, be sure you’re already in a dark sky location. Lie back and watch meteors until dawn’s light washes the stars, and the meteors, from view.