Perseids: Summer Meteor Shower Peak Weekend in the Hudson Valley

The Annual Perseid Meteor ShowerThe always anticipated Perseids meteor shower began July 17 as Earth passed through the path of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, but the shower known for its blazing bright meteors won’t peak until Aug. 12. If your eyes have feasted on any meteors already, they could be part of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower, which started last week and continues through Aug. 13.

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, a nonprofit group, has scheduled its next Starway to Heaven Star Party at the Meadow Parking Lot,Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, for Aug. 18, weather permitting. The bad-weather make-up date is August 25th. Click the Star Parties tab for more information and directions

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