Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tonight's Sky for August 13: Perseids Continue

Contrary to what may have been suggested by the non-astronomical media, the Perseid Meteor Shower for 2014 is not over as it continues not only tonight, but for the next week or so. Yes, while the shower peaked last night, it is not like a cosmic faucet gets turned off after the peak. Instead, the meteor is like a rain shower here on Earth in that it gradually starts, peaks, and then tapers off before stopping for the year.

Bottom line: if you couldn't see the shower last night, there's always tonight and the next few though at lessening activity levels. 

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