I love meteor showers. The Perseid meteor shower culminates this weekend (although it’s already happening). Using my telescope is great for seeing things in the night sky, yet meteor showers don’t require one. Unfortunately, this year’s Perseids are being outshined by the full moon. That reflected light is killing the best show. But, it’s not a total bust.
With the Moon glaring in the background, this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower is supposed to be a dud. But maybe it won’t be so bad after all. Observers have been seeing some bright, early Perseids beaming through the moonlight. One such fireball is featured on today’s edition of http://spaceweather.com along with a 2006 Perseid observing calendar and links to meteor radars.