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Perseid meteor showers!

The Perseids (PER), probably the best known shower to many people, reach
a maximum on August 12th
this year, just past new moon on the 11th, so the conditions for
observing them are excellent! The
predicted time of maximum in Universal Time for the primary peak, the
strongest, is 23h UT on August
12th. The secondary peak, the normal peak, is at 05h UT on the 13th, and
another peak comes at 13h UT
on the 13th. The radiant, the area in the sky where the meteors seem to
come from, is centered on 046
degrees, ie. RA 3h 04m, Dec +58, about a degree north of the star kappa
Perseus.  These are fast meteors, at about 59 km per second, and are
debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tu

Hope your skies are clear!

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