|A photo of the Perseid Meteor Shower taken by Astronaut Ron Garan; this was his view from the International Space Station in 2011|
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend. According to NASA, the best opportunity to view the Perseids will be during the dark, pre-dawn hours on August 12, 2013. NASA is broadcasting a live feed of the Perseid Meteor Shower; you can watch it here below.
Here is NASA's live stream of the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower, and links to NASA and Space.com:
NASA Chat: Stay 'Up All Night' to Watch the Perseids! [NASA]
"A live broadcast of the Perseid meteor shower will be available via a Ustream stream embedded on this page, beginning on the evening of Aug. 10 and continuing until the morning of Aug. 12. The live feed is an alternative for stargazers caught with bad weather or light-polluted night skies. The camera activates at full dusk, so during the day you will see either a dark gray box or pre-recorded footage."
Early Perseid Meteor Shower Fireballs Seen by NASA (Video) [Space.com]
"The 2013 Perseid meteor shower will peak overnight between Aug. 11 and 12, and Aug. 12 and 13, Cooke wrote, adding that NASA's fireball network is already catching more Perseids as the time of peak activity nears."
Photo by Astronaut Ron Garan, via NASA
Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013