A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici, known for its hundreds of naturally formed stones which resembles human beings, near Kratovo, 80 km (49 miles) east from the capital Skopje, August 13, 2012. The Perseids meteor shower is observed every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (Photo : REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski )
If you missed the meteor shower during this past weekend (August 11 and 12), you may still have the opportunity to catch it on Monday night, August 13, into the first hours of Tuesday, August 14.
According to Earthsky.org, although the Earth is already past the meteor shower peak, observing the skies on the night of August 14 'might be worth a try'.
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The rates of meteors on Saturday night were reported to be at about 60 to 100 meteors per hour, and by Sunday night, these were expected to decrease to about 40 meteors per hour. Earthsky.org is citing the International Meteor Organization (IMO), however, that in some places, the up to 150 visible meteors were spotted during the August 12-13 night lapse. You can visit IMO's website by clicking here
Viewing Time & Schedule
According to NASA, people can start watching the meteor shower after 10 p.m. local time. The best times to view the light show, however, fall between midnight until dawn, local time.
Live Online Streaming
NASA has provided live streaming of the skies of Huntsville, Alabama this past weekend. NASA has not announced yet any live stream for Monday, but updates are to follow. The best is to tune back at approximately 10 p.m. EDT to check.