Perseid meteor shower

2014 Aug 12

The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 23 Jul to 20 Aug, but the best show will be expected on or around 13 August 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 80 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 18 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.

The radiant of the Perseid meteor shower is at around right ascension 02h25m24s , declination +58°00’00”.