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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE
Perseid meteor showers
PERSEID METEOR UPDATE: Last night (Aug. 12-13), NASA's network of all-sky meteor cameras recorded 139 Perseid fireballs over the USA. At the same time, members of the International Meteor Organization counted more than 90 Perseids per hour in ideally dark-sky sites. These facts suggest that the Perseid meteor shower is peaking on August 13th, as expected. If it's dark where you live, be alert for Perseids!
Photo credit: James W. Young south of Cannon Beach, Oregon. "This Perseid fireball was magnitude -5," he says. "Very colorful, too."