The Perseids are peaking!

The Moon is kind of spoiling it a bit, but I’ve been seeing them here in my light-polluted suburb; if you have clear skies where you are, take fifteen minutes or half an hour or so to lie on the lawn and look at the sky.  😉  The Perseids are a fairly spread-out shower, so if tonight is a bust, give tomorrow a go, or even the night after.

Or, if  the weather’s never gonna cooperate, there’s another way to observe them: by listening for the radio echoes as they trail plasma through the upper atmosphere.  Here are a couple of live meteor radio streams you can listen to:

http://spaceweatherradio.com

http://www.livemeteors.com

This one has the radio data represented visually rather than audibly:

http://www.meteorscan.com/meteor-live.html

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