Meteor Shower 2013 viewpoints in Vancouver


The Perseid meteor shower, that produces more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower, can be viewed when the earth passes through debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. This year shower’s peak will occur around mid-day on Aug. 12 in North America, which means the best times to view the meteors will be the early mornings of Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. “If you can just get away from the lights, get away from the light pollution, you’ll get a great show because there’s 50 to 100 meteors per hour coming down,” says Rob Appleton, director of the H.R. MacMillian Space Centre in Vancouver, “so if you’re patient, and once they start coming, they come all night until about six in the morning.”

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