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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:34 PM

Watch Live Tonight! Perseid Meteor Shower Webcast by Slooh @ 8 pm ET


By Space.com Staff | August 12, 2017 07:25am ET


At 8 p.m. EDT Saturday (Aug. 12; 0000 GMT on Aug. 13), the astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a live show about the famous Perseid meteor shower, which is peaking now. You can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of Slooh, or directly at Slooh.com.

From Slooh:

On Saturday, August 12th at 5:00 PM PDT | 8:00 PM EDT | 00:00 UTC, Slooh will host a special broadcast of the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, one of the most active meteor showers of the year. It’s another in a line of spectacular events this month, leading up to the Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st.

Ever since late July, the Perseids have slowly been building, from 3-4 meteors hurtling through the night sky to dozens. When the meteor shower peaks on August 12th, 2017, more than 60 bright meteors can be seen in a single night, making the Perseids the most prolific shower of the year. A favorite of astronomers the world over, Slooh will be live on the 12th to broadcast the peak of the Perseids across the world, thanks to brilliant dark sky views provided by Slooh’s flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands.

In addition to Slooh’s livestreams, the event will give viewers everything they need to watch and enjoy the shower, including information on the best ways to watch, where to look, and what they should bring along with them on their meteor shower journey. Sloohexperts will also be on hand to explain how this shower originates from Comet Swift-Tuttle.

more:
https://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html?utm_source=notification

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:36 PM

1. but storms again here!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:01 PM

2. I would love to watch it but no word of a lie

It is always overcast here whenever there is a meteor shower. It happens every damned time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:07 AM

3. Just saw several, including 2 really nice ones, then it started clouding over

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:35 PM

4. Trying again tonight; should still see some for the next few nights

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