Perseid Meteor Shower

Published On : 8/15/2012 3:32 PM
From : KVCR
Categories : Local
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The Perseid meteor shower is an annual multi-night event where sky watchers can witness meteors entering the atmosphere and lighting-up as they streak across the night sky.  Light pollution in and around populated areas can seriously inhibit the enjoyment of this annual event, so lots of folks head out of town in order to escape the city lights.  Those who found the darkest skies witnessed up 150 meteors an hour during the peak of the Perseid shower which fell in the early morning hours of August 12 and 13th this year.

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Hollywood Photographer, George Berg visited Joshua Tree National Park over the weekend to capture images of meteors in the dark, desert sky.   

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The next meteor shower will be the Draconids in early October.  
Information about meteor showers is available online at earthsky.org

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