This is a 28,800 second video composite of the night sky above Parker, Arizona as seen by the NMSU Sky Sentinel All Sky Camera at Parker. This is showing meteors, air traffic, the moon and planets. This year’s Perseid meteor shower, which is already in progress, continues until about August 24th. The peak of activity is expected to occur around midday on August 12th, with a possible all-sky maximum of perhaps 50–100 meteors per hour visible during the nights of 11th/12th August either side of the shower maximum. However, a single observer may only see a fraction of this number, depending on the clarity of the sky and the fraction of the sky in view. Weather permitting, most people observing from a dark, clear observing site should expect to see around a dozen meteors per hour.
Last Night's meteor Shower
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