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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower to View with Kids


It's that time of the summer again! Each August Earth passes through a field of debris that causes what we call the Perseid meteor shower. This is one of the best to try and experience with children as the weather is generally more pleasant for stargazing.

In 2016, the peak viewing nights for the shower are August 11th and 12th, with the potential of up to 200 meteors per hour! 

Read more about the Perseid meteor shower, find resources for stargazing with children and more in my post from last summer: Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. 

You'll also find more details about the shower at Space.com.


Happy Stargazing! 

 

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