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Perseids are peaking this weekend!

Best mornings are likely Sunday and Monday, but Saturday should be good, too! Here are tips and links for helping you enjoy the beloved annual Perseid meteor shower.

Moonless nights ahead for the Perseids

It’ll be a great year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Don’t miss this preview by Guy Ottewell, which has the best charts you’ll find anywhere online.

See any Perseids?

Bright supermoon washed out all but the brightest meteors in this year’s Perseid meteor shower. But we do have some nice pics, thanks to you …

EarthSky 22: Planets, Perseids, and the waning crescent moon

The best time to see meteors and the planets Venus and Jupiter this week. Plus more science news, and – of course – music!

More favorite Perseid meteor shower photos

2018 has been an exceptional year for the Perseids. Wonderful photos are still coming in. Thanks to all who submitted!

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Some believe that Monday morning – August 13 – will be the best morning for 2018’s Perseid meteor shower.

Partial solar eclipse on August 11

The August 11, 2018 partial solar eclipse happens will be seen in the Arctic, far-northeastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and much of Asia (north and east).

Top 10 tips for watching 2018’s Perseid meteors

The Perseid meteor shower should be at its best this weekend. People are reporting meteors already! Here’s how to watch.

How to watch meteors in moonlight

A bright moon will do its best to drown out the peak of the 2018 Delta Aquariid meteor shower this week. Here are some tips for enjoying meteors in moonlight.

Delta Aquariids peak on eclipse night, Mars night

There’s no moon-free window left for meteor-watching this week. Yet this shower – whose nominal peak is July 27, same night as this century’s longest lunar eclipse and the brightest Mars since 2003 – might be a winner in 2018.

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the moon-free Perseid meteor shower peak in early August.

Comet Halley’s 2 meteor showers

It’s because comets like Halley are so crumbly that we see annual meteor showers. One shower spawned by this comet is going on now. Another is visible in October.

Moonlight for 2018 Quadrantid meteors

The 2018 Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to exhibit its narrow peak January 3 around 21-22 hours UTC. The full supermoon nearly coincides, and moonlight will interfere with the shower.

Sebastian Inlet

“Stargazing by the beach. Great place to catch the Perseids; lights are out for turtle nesting. Year-round very low light pollution on the beach. Great daytime activities as well.”

See it! 2017’s Perseid meteor shower

Despite a bright moon, the brightest Perseids put on a good show. See photos from the EarthSky community here.

Perseid meteor stream in space

Spectacular visualization using NASA data to render known Perseids meteoroids in space. You know how meteor showers come from comets? Picture it, here.

Westcliffe, Colorado

In the Wet Mountain Valley of southern-central Colorado, between the Sangre De Christo and Wet Mountains, it is certified as a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. “From a personal experience, I can tell you it is stunning during the day and the night sky is just breathtaking. I have been watching the…read more »

See it! Perseid meteor photos and videos

The Perseids are declining now, but 2016 brought a great meteor shower for many around the globe. See photos and videos here.

How high up do meteors start glowing?

Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, but tend to vaporize (burn up completely) at varying altitudes.

Earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens

Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March at the Pacific Northwest volcano Mount St. Helens. The cause is probably new magma, rising upward.

Skyfall

Meteors over Mount Rainier, from last August’s Perseid meteor shower.

Great Perseid photos here

Have you seen Perseid meteors in your sky? If you have had cloudy skies – or even if not – enjoy these images from all around the world.

Perseid meteors versus the supermoon

Which is brighter – Perseid fireballs or a supermoon? You’ll find out as the year’s biggest, brightest full moon arrives as Perseid meteor shower starts to peak.

Perseid meteor shower kicks off! Fireballs detected this weekend

Earth has just entered the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent comet of the Perseids. Now is the time to start watching for meteors.

Best photos 2013 Perseid meteor shower

Many images of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower, posted as meteor season 2014 begins!

Camelopardalids: Just a few centuries late in catching a good show

Remember the Camelopardalids, the meteor shower earlier this year astronomers said would be spectacular … except it wasn’t? Now, the same astronomers explain why.

Video: Perseid meteor explodes and leaves a vapor trail

A meteor during the recent Perseid meteor shower that exploded and then behind a vapor trail, captured on video by Michael Chung.

Gases left by Perseid meteors a boon to these astronomers

Enjoy this year’s Perseid meteor shower which peaks on the night of August 11-12; astronomers say they will, too!

Perseid fireballs are already arriving!

NASA says the annual Perseid meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other. Although the shower’s peak is still some days away, the fireballs are here!

This morning’s moon, July 31, 2013

The moon is now a waning crescent in the predawn sky, and that’s good news for those who want to watch the upcoming meteor showers.

Will you still see meteors tonight, December 14, 2012? Yes!

The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is past – but only barely. If you watch late tonight or in the wee hours tomorrow, you should still see some meteors.