Home  /  Site Info  /  Feedback Form  /  Terms of Use / Privacy Policy
Our Video Clips  /  Calendar Directory  /  Calendar Store   /  Blogger  /  Send Greeting Cards  /  Thank You!

Copyright 2004 & Up / Gone-ta-pott.com - All rights reserved.
Each year, the Earth passes through the debris of a comet called the Swift-Tuttle. This debris burns up in our atmosphere to form what we see as meteors or shooting stars.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Calendar
Store
Holiday Games & Activities!
Party GamesDrinking games
Planning Your Holiday Celebration.
Party Planning
Celebrate the holidays with food!
Recipe CategoriesSandwiches
Recipe List
Celebrate With Party Drinks:
BeveragesCoffee
Food Holidays
Weird Holidays
About Weird Holi
January  /  February
March  /  April  /  May
June  /  July  /  August
September  /  October
November
December

Monthly Holidays
January  /  February
March  /  April  /  May
June  /  July  /  August
September  /  October
November  /  December

Food Holidays
January  /  February
March  /  April  /  May
June  /  July  /  August
September  /  October
November  /  December

Calendar Related
Astronomy
About the Calendar
Birthdays
Birthstones
Daylight Saving Time
Flower of the month
Friday the 13th dates
Full Moon Days
Holiday Categories
Horoscope
Name days
Spring Festivals
Summer Festivals
Today In History
Todays Birthday
Types of Holidays
Winter Festivals
Zodiac Signs

Popular Holidays
Easter
Christmas
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Thanksgiving
Valentines Day
St. Patrick's Day
Halloween

Fun Pages!
Bible Verse of the Day
Entertainment News
Fun Facts
Games
Jokes
Party Planning!
HillBillyHome
Today In History
Greeting Cards
Trivia Tournament
Daily Bible Verse
Headline News

How To Articles
Article Directory
Butterfly garden
Cool your cat down
Enjoy a hayride
Prune tomatoes
Picnic check list
Raised planting bed
Romance a man
Summer boredom
Organize a picnic
Your first garden

Party Articles
Theme Parties
Summer Meal
Bird feeding party
Host A Pig Party
Christmas Party
How to plan a party
Responsible host
Host a dinner party
Host a green event
Host a wine tasting
Seat dinner guests

Party Games
Game Directory
Drinking Games
Play big booty
Scavenger hunt
White Elephant Gift Exchange

Party Drinks
Mixed Drinks

Food Categories
Holiday Food
Party Food
Recipe Categories
Food Holidays
Seasonal Food
Sandwiches
Recipe Directory
Bartenders Asso list
List of cocktails
Mixed Drinks
Coffee
The Perseid meteor shower is
at its peak during mid-August. In the US, it peaks on the night of August 12, 2011 and into the early morning of August 13.[1] During a peak, at least 50–60 meteors can be observed during each hour. In 2011, however, the light of the full moon will likely obscure all but 20-30 meteors per hour.[1] Considered the best and brightest meteor show of the year by many, it's a great opportunity to go outside and check out nature's own dramatic show.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Steps

1.) Set your alarm clock:
Go out to watch at or after midnight. The pre-dawn hours are usually the best for viewing because the Earth's side facing the sun picks up more meteors.[2]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
2.) Pack:
Pack a blanket, compass, bug spray, and snacks. Mittens or gloves and a warm hat are also a good idea for those who feel the cold at night.

Bring a reclining chair if you don't fancy lying on the ground or holding your head tilted back all night.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
3.) Find a spot:
Find a spot away from city lights. Planning a camping trip at this time is a great option.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
4.) Look towards the northeastern sky:
Look towards the northeastern sky using your compass. The meteors can be seen using the naked eye.

For closer views, use binoculars or a camera with a telescopic lens. You don't have to use these to appreciate the meteors, however, and these can obscure your view if you don't know where to look.[3]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
5.) Look for the constellation:
Look for the constellation Perseus. The stars of Perseus form somewhat of a "Y" or "V" shape and the meteors will seem to shoot outwards from a central point in this constellation. They will be visible, however, all over the sky.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
6.) If you want to take photographs:
If you want to take photographs, bring along a tripod. The tripod is important to prevent any camera movement when you take the photos.

Put the camera focus on "infinity" and use an open shutter over a period of minutes if your camera can do this.
Read wikiHow's article on photographing the night sky for more information.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
Video:



















- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
Tips:
This is best seen from the Northern hemisphere owing to the way that the Earth hits the debris cloud.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
Things you'll need:
Compass
Bug spray
Blanket, warm clothes
Snacks

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
Related:


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

















- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Other August Categories          

Facts about August
August Observances
August Food Holidays
August Movables
August Parties

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

August Beginnings & Endings:
Dog days end on August 11. This period is traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Add this page to your favorites.
Gone-ta-pott.com
Gone-ta-pott.com
"Your Holiday Directory"

Sources and Citations

  1. ? 1.0 1.1 http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html
  2. ? Wikipedia, Perseids, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids
  3. ? NASA, How to See the Best Meteor Showers of 2010: Tools, Tips and 'Save the Dates', http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-119

Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article on How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. All content on wikiHow can be shared under a Creative Commons license.