Perseid Meteor Shower Might Dazzle

Perseid Meteor Shower Might Dazzle
By Joe Rao
SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist

For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as “meteor month,” with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth.

That display is, of course, the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, beloved by everyone from meteor enthusiasts to summer campers. This year is expected to produce an above average number of “shooting stars” that could offer a rewarding experience to skywatchers around the globe.

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