August may be hot but one of the great things that returns this time of year is the Perseid Meteor Shower, if you like gazing at the stars and watching meteor showers, this is the one to watch for sure.

The peak days were on August 12 and 13, so I'm a little late with the notification this year, my apologies, but it's not over! Tonight and tomorrow night should still be good nights to watch the skies if they don't get too cloudy.

The Perseid shower is named that because the meteors appear to emanate from the Perseus Constellation. In actuality, the earth is flying through the debris field of comet Swift-Tuttle. To find it in our area look to the north then gaze upward.

If you have a smartphone or tablet, download the Google Sky mapping program that uses your GPS-enabled phone to show exactly where to look.

The video below has some really interesting information about the annual celestial event, check it out.

Happy star gazing!


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