Midnight meteor over Boston

EarthSky Facebook friend Ed Grzyb captured this Perseid meteor flying high over Boston shortly before midnight on August 7, 2013.


Perseid meteor captured flying high over Boston on August 7, 2013 by EarthSky Facebook friend Ed Grzyb.

Although the 2013 Perseid meteor shower won’t be at its best until the nights of August 11-12 and/or August 12-13, we’re already getting many reports and images of meteor sightings.

Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower

Midnight to dawn viewing is best. At the shower’s peak, from northerly latitudes, you might see 50 or more meteors per hour, and from southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps you’ll see about a third that many meteors. We’re already hearing reports of 10 or more meteors per hour.

Thanks, Ed Grzyb, for this awesome shot!!

David Callejas