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How To Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Guide For Enthusiasts

Posted on 11 August 2012 by author

Are you an astronomy fan? Or do you simply like the idea of being able to “wish upon a shooting star? Then we have great news for you! You will not only see a shooting star but a whole bunch of stars moving across the sky.

The Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 will happen on the night of this Saturday and will continue well into the dawn of Sunday. The meteor shower actually happens annually between the months of July and August. The celestial event is called Perseid because is actually radiates out of the Perseus constellation.

According to Jérémie Vaubaillon, a French astronomer from the The Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephemerides, the best view of the meteor shower from the Earth will be between 0400 and 1300 hours UT this August 11, 2012.

Furthermore, news says that the best time for Americans to view the meteor shower would be during the early hours on Sunday. Others suggested a few locations for best viewing. You might want to visit The Elm Creek Park Reserve in the Maple Grove but the sad part is that you won’t be able to go in after ten in the evening. Other locations you might opt are: The University of Minnesota Institute for astrophysics, and the Onan Observatory at Baylor Regional Park.

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