Last nights numbers of pre-peak Perseids are very encouraging. About 48 hours before the predicted peak observers reported seeing on average around 20 to 30 meteors per hour! …With any luck those number should double or triple by Thursday night.
Worldwide Perseid observers are already reporting today in Europe that they are seeing meteor numbers spike even higher the day before the scheduled peak. Check out the chart below which shows the meteor numbers as reported around the globe to the International Meteor Organization, the clearinghouse for shooting star observations. Refresh often over the next day or so and watch the numbers change…
For more info on the Perseids read my new National Geographic article and get the latest on an amazing Planetary Huddle in the sky Thursday sunset.
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