Time and Place Start Time: Monday, August 11, 2008 at 12:00am
End Time: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 4:00am
Location: Anywhere you are
Maybe you love lying under the stars. Maybe you’ll like to pretend that every meteor is a falling star because you have a lot to wish for. Maybe you enjoyed the movie Armageddon and your destructive imagination could use a good visual.
**Best seen:** NIGHT of August 11th to MORNING of August 12th.
**Best time:** between 2 a.m. to dawn on August 12th. This is after the moon sets so the sky will be darker!
Times listed are the times wherever you are. 2 a.m. Eastern Time is only 11 p.m. Pacific Time so it won’t be dark enough there yet. 2 a.m. Eastern Time is 9 a.m. in Amsterdam and you won’t be able to view it in the morning. You have to go out after the moon is gone.
If you want to see the meteors, go somewhere away from city lights (if possible). Bring a sleeping bag or lawn chair, kick back and watch the skies. Try to look in the direction that the sky is darkest. You will probably see a meteor about once a minute on average (fewer if your sky is light polluted). The meteors will be visible for a few days before and after the peak viewing time, so keep an eye out.
The meteor shower can be viewed anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere and the shower happens around the same time every year.
EDIT: The skies are pretty active right now, so if you’re out late/early don’t forget to take a look! Hopefully this means the peak times for viewing will be excellent.