Thursday, August 02, 2018

Skywatching: What's Up for August 2018 | NASA/JPL

What's up in the night sky this month? The best meteor shower of the year! The Perseids peak on a moonless summer night—from 4 p.m. on the 12th until 4 a.m. on the 13th EDT. Thanks to a new moon, the days before and after the peak will also provide nice, dark skies. The best time to look for shooting stars is from a few hours after twilight until dawn on the days surrounding the peak.

For more star parties and astronomy events near you, visit: https://nightsky.nasa.gov

Credit: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
Release Date: August 1, 2018


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