The Weather Blog

August 09, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Seen any good meteors lately? We're nearing Aug. 11-12 peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower, and meteor rates are already rising. The Perseids occur as Earth passes through the dust trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle. The glare of moonlight will fade the faintest Perseids, so try looking between 9 and 11 p.m. Tuesday while Luna is low. Watch the whole sky with the moon at your back. Clear skies!

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