Talking Points 2019

  • Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of August 12/13th.
  • A waxing gibbous moon, just two days before a full moon will wash out most of the meteors.
  • The moon will be in the sky the majority of the night, not setting until ~4:30am on the morning of the peak, Aug. 13th.
  • Arkansans can anticipate seeing ~20-30 meteors per hour under a moonlit sky in the pre-dawn hours.
  • The first Perseids will appear around 10 pm local time.
  • Late evening Perseids can stretch across the sky, but are less frequent.
  • The best viewing time (highest rates) will be between 2 and 4 am.  Set your Alarm Clock!
  • According to NASA the Perseids create more Fireballs than any other meteor shower.
  • Perseids are some of the fastest meteors, hitting the atmosphere at 132,000 MPH!
  • Watch the MeteorCam for Detections and updates.

 

Visit our story on this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower.

Media Resources

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Perseid Meteor Shower Radiant (point where meteors appear to be coming from) as it appears over Arkansas at midnight on August 12 (night of the 11th).

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Perseid Meteor Shower Radiant (point where meteors appear to be coming from) as it appears over Arkansas at midnight on August 12 (night of the 11th).

Perseid Fireball

Perseid Fireball that came down over Arkansas August 7, 2013 @ 4:41am. Video clips of the event can be found below. Click to see full size image.

Perseid Meteor

Perseid Meteor that came down over Arkansas August 7, 2013 @ 12:22am. Video clips of the event can be found below. Click to see full size image.


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