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Perseids over Denmark

Perseid meteor shower 2019 over Scandinavia’s 1st dark sky park, the island of Møn in Denmark.

How to watch the Perseids in moonlight

You can avoid the moon during the 2019 Perseid meteor shower by watching in the days before the peak, in the hours before dawn. Or … you can embrace the moon. Here’s how to enjoy the Perseids in moonlight.

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!

Photos from 2019’s Perseid meteor shower

It’s a very special group of images of this year’s Perseid meteor shower, many taken in bright moonlight. Thanks to all who contributed photos!

Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

Unfortunately, during the 2019 peak of the Perseid meteor shower, the moon is nearly full and in the sky nearly all night. Still, you might catch a meteor in moonlight, or after moonset, shortly before dawn.

Moon passes by the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn … Perseid meteors?

The Perseid meteor shower is rising to its peak, so there’s bound to be some fist-shaking this weekend at that bright moon. But the moon can also guide you to Jupiter and Saturn on August 9, 10 and 11, 2019.

Perseid meteors 2019: All you need to know

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.

Bright meteor next to a bright moon, caught with an automatic camera.

Top 10 tips for watching 2019’s Perseid meteors

The 2019 Perseid meteor shower will likely peak August 12-13, unfortunately under the light of a bright moon. But the shower is already rising to its peak. Tips here for getting the most from this year’s Perseid shower.

Delta Aquariid meteors peak around now

This meteor shower doesn’t have a definite peak, but is spread out over many weeks. With little to no moonlight before dawn now, late July and early August are a good time to watch.

Delta Aquariids 2019: All you need to know

Late July presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, but this long and rambling shower is officially active from about July 12 to August 23 each year.

Comet Halley’s 2 meteor showers

The famous Comet Halley spawns the Eta Aquariids – going on now – and the Orionids in October. Plus where the comet is now, parent bodies of other meteor showers … and Isaac Newton’s Vis-viva equation, his poetic rendition of instantaneous motion.

Fireworks over Shanghai, China, with artificial meteors in the sky.

A plan to create artificial meteors

Everyone loves a good meteor shower, but what about an artificial one? A Japanese company plans to create one and has just launched hundreds of pellets to space. They’ll ultimately rain down again in colorful displays.

Amazing photo of a meteor streaking right in front of Venus

EarthSky’s 2019 meteor shower guide

All you need to know about major meteor showers in 2019.

Dark skies for 2019’s Quadrantid meteors

2019’s first major meteor shower is the Quadrantid shower. Best time to watch is probably late night January 3 until dawn January 4. Northerly latitudes are favored. No moon this year!

Ursid meteors peak around December solstice

We anticipate the Ursid meteor shower will peak in 2019 on the morning of December 22 or 23, with perhaps a little disturbance from the waning crescent moon.

Favorite Perseid meteor shower photos

2018 was an exceptional year for August’s tried and true 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).

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.


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.