Perseids Peak in the Early MorningAugust 12th, 2014 at 9:32 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The first picture is just after sunset from the Muskegon GLERL camera (from NOAA Coastwatch). The second (from Science@NASA) shows where to look for the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks from 2 am – 5:30 am early Weds. Morning. Skies should become mostly clear to partly cloudy from west to east across the area after midnight. Grab a jacket – temperatures will be only in the 50s. The 7/8ths full moon will give the sky a bright background, but the Perseids often have the most bright meteors (fireballs) of any meteor shower, so you may be able to catch a few despite the background light. We’ll be partly cloudy and dry for Weds. thru Friday with comfortable temps. in the 70s during the afternoon and cool readings in the low 50s around daybreak.