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

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 »

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 »

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

A total solar eclipse, like this one seen over France, will cross the continental U.S. from coast to coast on August 21. Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic. By Andrew Fazekas. PUBLISHED August 1, 2017. The total solar eclipse coming on ...and more »

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 is no larger star this month that our own moon. From a partial ...and more »

How to view a Catholic meteor shower this month - Catholic Online

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 7/31/2017 (10 months ago) Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org). The tears of St. Lawrence appear every August. The Perseid meteor shower will peak between the nights of August 11 and 12 this year ...and more »

FCFP to Host Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing at Rider Park - NorthcentralPa.com

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 »

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 »

Freaked out girl accidentally catches meteor flash across sky in Twitter video - Metro

A girl accidentally caught the moment a huge meteor lit up the sky over Washington. The video, posted on Twitter by Parker Sayers, shows a girl talking about how her neighbors are about to launch some fireworks. Heartbreaking picture shows little boy ...and more »

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

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 »