2017-08-05

Season of Astronomical Events

First of all, The Perseids Meteor Shower is currently already underway and will peak in just under two weeks!

Perseids Meteor Shower

Moment: Meteor Shower Peak (Aug 12, 17:00 UTC) according to space.com

More info: http://space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html

Then towards the end of the month, on the 21st of August, North America will witness a solar eclipse, which will even be total on a path that stretches through the United States.

Total Solar Eclipse

Moment: First point of contact: Oregon (Aug 21, 16:05 UTC) (local time is 09:05 AM PDT) according to nasa.gov

More infohttps://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how

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