Shoot the breeze about shooting stars: Chat with NASA tonight
Experts will be available to discuss the Perseid meteor showers.
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Vinton, Calif. (© AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)
Tomorrow night, Sunday, the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak in the summer skies. One of the year's biggest astronomical shows, up to 100 glowing streaks can appear each hour.
In preparation for the highpoint of the Perseids, NASA astronomers Bill Cooke, Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw will be hosting a live show tonight, Saturday, from the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Happening from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. EDT, the three scientists will answer questions about all things meteor and meteorite.
The chat will be hosted on NASA's website. In addition, a live video feed of the Perseid shower itself will be broadcast.
The Perceids will peak a few hours before sunrise on Monday and Tuesday, producing up to 100 fireballs' and bolides per hour. Look to the east and northeast from 12 a.m. thru sunrise tonight and in the morning to see a few as well.
Happy and successful sky watching to everybody!
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