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What are the dates for the Perseid meteor shower?
Last Updated: 15th February, 2020
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Correspondingly, when should I watch the Perseid meteor shower 2019?
In 2019, the peak mornings for the Perseid meteor shower – around August 11, 12 and 13 – will be troubled by moonlight. Plan to watch for Perseid meteors the weekend of Friday, August 9, to Sunday, August 11. View at EarthSky Community Photos.
Additionally, is there supposed to be a meteor shower tonight? At the shower's peak on or near July 28, 2020, the rather faint Delta Aquariid meteors will be best seen in the predawn hours, after the moon has set. You'll still be seeing Eta Aquariids when the Perseids peak in August.
Also, what is the best time to see the Perseid meteor shower?
The best time to look starts around midnight. Meteors will be seen until dawn brightens the sky on Thursday morning, Aug. 13th, when Perseus is near its highest point in the sky. For best results, get away from city lights.
How can I see the Perseid meteor shower?
To best see the Perseids, go to the darkest possible location and lean back to observe as much sky as possible directly above you. The rates of Perseids visible will increase from about 10 p.m. in your local time zone all the way through dawn, so the later you can look the better.