The Perseid meteor shower: Here’s the best way to catch a ‘shooting star’

photo cortesy of: www.shootingstars.com
photo cortesy of: http://www.shootingstars.com

Global News

TORONTO – It’s that time again. Time for the best meteor shower of the year, the Perseids.

The only problem is that pesky, almost-full moon is making it difficult.

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Still, the Perseids provide us with some of the brightest meteors of the year, so you have a pretty good chance of catching a few. Here are some tips.

Get to a dark sky and know where to look

A dark sky is always best for any nighttime celestial event, but of course, there’s that very bright moon to contend with right now. The specific problem is that the moon rises at almost the same time as the constellation Perseus, the namesake of this shower. This is the location from which the meteors seem to originate, called the radiant.

This sky chart depicts the radiant, or the direction from which the Perseids originate. This sky chart depicts the radiant, or the direction from which…

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