Summer meteor shower season in full swing

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    Best display comes in August, but others are underway now

    For skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere, late summer is usually regarded as the prime "meteor-viewing season," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak in mid-August. But some lesser-known summer meteor displays can still dazzle.
    The summer meteor shower season hits its peak with the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is usually beloved by everyone from meteor enthusiasts to summer campers in August. This year will be an excellent one for the Perseids, as their peak will nearly coincide with a new moon, which should offer dark skies for prospective observers.
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    Time to break out my tele :D
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    Looking forward to the Perseids as always! But I'm one of those masochists who prefers the Geminids. ;)
     
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    You are welcome

    We do not have a telescope but a friend of ours does and he is going to head out to his desert home for a few days. So, we may head on out to do a bit of watching. Should be great fun and at least where he is there is no interference of lights.
     
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    Can you edit the msnbc link?
    I'm getting an error message
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    thanks for the info, i love this stuff.
     
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    Okay was just heading out let me see about that link...
     
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    you don't watch meteor showers with a telescope, they move too fast. you can track a satellite or other space junk though, if you're quick
     

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