These image show the point of origin (called the “radiant”) for the Epsilon Perseid meteors, which peak tonight. Unfortunately, the waxing gibbous Moon will make it difficult to see the fainter shooting stars.
The images depict the sky view at approximately 4:30 a.m. when the constellation Perseus is close to it’s best visibility of the night.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
Asteroid 3 Juno leaves Gemini and enters Canis Minor. (Magnitude 9.2, pre-dawn sky.)
The Alpha Aurigid meteor shower come to an end tonight. (Zenith Hourly Rate: 6)
The Epsilon Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight. (Zenith Hourly Rate: 5.)
The Southern Taurid meteor shower begins tonight. (Zenith Hourly Rate: 5)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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