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What to see in the night sky in August - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Welcome to August, a month defined by loud cicadas, pool parties, humidity and children fretting about an impending return to school. When it comes to celestial happenings, however, there's a decent list of distractions to pull you away from the fray ...and more »

August 2017 Brings Perseid Meteor Shower, and a Lunar and Total Solar Eclipse! -

The 2017 Perseid meteor shower — which peaks Aug. 12 — will be sandwiched between a lunar eclipse and the much-heralded 2017 total solar eclipse, marking a month of excitement in the night (and daytime) sky. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the ...and more »

Where are the Best Places to See The Perseid Meteor Shower? -

On the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13, the Earth will collide with the debris left by Comet Swift Tuttle when it last cleared through the close planetary system in 1992. It happens each year currently, and the outcome is always ...and more »

Will 2017's Perseid Meteor Shower Be the Brightest in Recorded Human History? -

The reason the web site that originally made this claim cites zero sources is likely due to the fact that there is a complete lack of factual information to support it. Heartwood Films / ...and more »

Perseid meteor shower to light up the night sky this August - Manchester Evening News

Stargazers are in for a treat this August as the annual Perseid meteor shower - one of the most active of the year - lights up the night sky. The annual celestial event is one of the best meteor showers to observe each year and it can produce up to 100 ...and more »

FCFP to Host Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing at Rider Park -

WARRENSVILLE -- The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania will host a unique opportunity to observe one of the best meteor showers of the year. Pre-registered guests are invited to one of the best viewing areas in Lycoming County, ...and more »

August treasure trove for observers - Bangor Daily News

As August begins, get ready for a month of celestial sites, from the annual Perseid Meteor Shower to the Solar Eclipse along with wonderful planets and more. In this week's post we look ahead at our month while exploring the sights of our current sky ...and more »

Two Eclipses, and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in August - National Geographic

The total solar eclipse coming on August 21 dominates astronomical headlines this month. But plenty more celestial sights are slated to delight sky-watchers in the coming weeks, from a lunar eclipse to a spectacular meteor shower that is sure to light ...and more »

August guide to the New Orleans sky: A meteor shower and an eclipse! - WGNO

NEW ORLEANS – The month of August is heating up, and we're not talking about the temperature. Instead, two events are headed to the skies that will certainly turn heads across the region. First up is the Perseid Meteor Shower, an annual event that is ...and more »

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be In Full Glory On August 12 And 13 - DOGOnews

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated celestial events in the Northern Hemisphere. Though the shooting stars are already lighting up the skies in small numbers, the pace will accelerate around mid-August, making them easy to view ...and more »